A Desire to Make Her Own Identity
The “tamanna” to do something big was perhaps born out of the difficulties that she faced in her life. Instead of getting disheartened by the adversities that marked her existence, she resolved to change her condition by starting her own business. For someone who depended completely on a small dole of Rs 500 given by her parents to manage the basic needs of her life, the dream to own a business was indeed not just big but also daring.
But then dreams are the first step towards success.
And for Priyanka, this dream turned into a reality in 2013 when she joined a Sakhi Mandal (Naar Swayam Sahayta Samooh) a woman self-help group run under the tutelage of Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion society.
Today she is not just the president of her Sakhi Mandal but also a proud owner of a mobile shop which she has rightly named the “New Mobile Zone Tammana”.
Priyanka saved a little amount from the Rs 500 that she got from her parents to help her husband earn a living. In the hope of augmenting their income, Priyanka sent her husband to Jamshedpur for a 3-month course on mobile repairing.
“We were very depressed that even after acquiring a skill, the earning was not enough to feed the family,” Priyanka said.
“Whenever my husband used to come home, the villagers would approach him for mobile repairing. It was then that we decided to open a mobile shop in our village. But the main obstacle to this was money,” she said.