Chandramani Kumari from Silam village of Gumla district was a school dropout after class 8th and belongs to a poor tribal family of 10 people. In her family she has her Mother, Father, Grandmother and 6 siblings (2 sisters and 4 brothers). Her father is a marginal farmer and with the poor family’s income of Rs. 60-70 thousand per year, the family faces a lot of financial crisis. Chandramani’s mother and grandmother are often ill and family’s income was not enough for their treatment, apart from meeting basic livelihood need of such a large family.
But today Chandramani Kumari is independent and working as a sewing machine operator at Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd, Bangalore and earning 9,200 Rs per month. She has now doubled the income of her family. She is a source of motivation for her village. Her family is very proud of her as relatives & neighbours are motivated and willing to send their children to skill training centre under DDU-GKY. Her success may not be possible without the skills what she got from DDU-GKY.
“If the training costs me any penny then it would be impossible for me to join the programme. But as the whole training was free of cost including Food and accommodation, I’m thankful to DDU-GKY for changing lives of many needy like me.” Says- Chandramani Kumari
As her mother is a member of Sakhi Mandal she got to know about the skill training under DDU-GKY programme implemented by JSLPS, Rural Development Department. And after getting in touch with the mobilization team, Chandramani was quite motivated & excited to join the programme. She then never knew that it will be such a life changing decision for her as she was not aware of sewing machine, in fact she haven’t seen a Sewing Machine till then. But her will power and support from her family made it possible.
She got motivated and gained confidence from the quality training & life experience she had at I D Tech Solutions Pvt Ltd. She later convinced her parents who were a bit sceptical in sending her to different city and now she is the first one from her family who is working outstation. She went for OJT and later joined Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd at Bangalore.