Rolling out success, one khakra at a time

Chaakri, a snack-making unit set up by a not-for-profit organisation, ensures a source of income for women in arid Raigad

For 31-year-old Baby Gupta of Parli village, life with an alcoholic, unemployed husband was one long struggle. She and her two young sons had to depend on her father-in-law, who often belittled them for the hand outs. Finding a job was not an option as her family had not encouraged her education.

But when her husband died in 2009, Ms. Gupta decided to find a job — much against her in-laws’ wishes.

She approached the Shramik Naari Sangh (Sa-Ni-Sa), a charitable society with a vocational centre at Rajnagar, not far from Parli in western Maharashtra....................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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