Approximately 7000 women from RamapirNo Tekro begin their day at 3 AM by collecting waste. They walk 10 to 15 kilometers collecting paper, glass, plastic, cardboards, etc. and make 70 to 80 rupees daily, hardly making ends meet. 500 such women save 200 rupees on a monthly basis which helps provide loans to women in need regarding health, education or employment. Moreover, this helps them obtain household items like wheat, rice, oil, gas connection, etc. at a lower cost and in installments. Life related training is given to the women during group and monthly meetings.
Self-help Groups Ruchir Purohit