Success Stories - Impacting Lives of the Aspirant

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Ms. Saira Shabbir Shaikh, Support: Cerficate Course in Informaon Technology at IsFon Placement: Back Office Execuve at MDI Network, Pune Salary: 13,584/- per month

Saira who stays at Yerawada, Pune had completed her B.Com. but found the degree was not enough to get a good job. She enrolled for ‘Certificate Course in Information Technology’ (CCIT) at IsFon. After completion of the CCIT course, she

Saira who stays at Yerawada, Pune had completed her B.Com. but found the degree was not enough to get a good job. She enrolled for ‘Certificate Course in Information Technology’ (CCIT) at IsFon. After completion of the CCIT course, she Earlier, the family was unable to meet their expenses adequately as her father is a rickshaw driver. Saira, with her salary of 13,584/- per month is now able to support her family.

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Ms. Priyanka Soma Ghoirat Support: Sponsorship for Manual Insertion Operator Course Placement: Associate Trainee at Aptive Automotive, Chakan, Pune Salary: 15,141/- per month

Ms. Priyanka is a tribal from Tirpad, Ambegaon, Pune. There is no job oriented technical training centre near her home. Her father is the only working member in the family and earns just 4,000/- per month through farming and hence they were in a difficult financial situation.

IsFon sponsored her course and she successfully passed the certificate course in ‘Manual Insertion Operator’. She was immediately absorbed as ‘Associate – Trainee’ at Aptive Automotive, Chakan, Pune with a salary of 15,141/- per month.

the happiest person today and she can comfortably take care of her family. Her parents are proud as she is the only girl earning in her village. She is thankful to IsFon for guiding her and showing her the way to self-sufficiency and economic independence

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Ms. Pooja Shivaji Yede Support: Sponsorship given for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing from Symbiosis College of Nursing Placement: Staff Nurse at D.Y. Patil Hospital, Pune Salary: 22,000/- per month

Pooja’s father is a construction worker earning a meagre 60,000/- per year while her mother is a housewife. They live together in their own kaccha house. Pooja completed her GNM and worked for one year at City Care Hospital but always had

the dream for pursuing Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing which she was able to do through a scholarship from Ishanya Foundation. Today, Pooja is a qualified staff nurse at D. Y. Patil Hospital earning 22,000/- per month.

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Mr. Kishor Jadhav Support: Sponsorship given for Assistant Operator Course Placement: Trainee at Motherson Automotive Technologies in Chakan, Pune Salary: 14,500/- per month

Kishor is from Ghargaon, Tal-Sangamner, Dist. Ahmednagar- a tribal area. His father is the only earning member in his family.After completing an ‘Assistant Operator Course’ sponsored by IsFon, Kishor got a job as a ‘Trainee’ with Motherson Automotive Technologies in Chakan, Pune and draws a salary of 14,500/- per month. This has given him confidence and a positive approach towards life. He says that due to his job, he has seen a complete change in the outlook of his family; his father is happier and more relaxed. He is very thankful to IsFon and is eager to share his experience with his friends.

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Mrs. Sonam Baban Pardhi Support: Basic tailoring course Earning: 6,000/- per month

Sonam is 18 years old staying with four other members in her family. Her father is the only earning member and is working at Taloja MIDC at a modest salary.

Sonam wanted to support her family financially. She came to know about IsFon’s tailoring course and enrolled for it. The course helped her gain confidence to hone her stitching skills and find the courage to start her own enterprise of stitching fashionable saree blouses. Now she is earning 6,000/- per month.

Mrs. Aarti Subhash Bhoir Support: Sponsorship of fees for Diploma in Optometry Earning: 15,000/- per month

Aarti’sAarti’s family consists of two sisters, one brother and mother who is a house wife. Her family was going through a difficult time. Yet, Aarti had a keen desire to study. In 2014, she took admission for Diploma in Optometry in Panvel.

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Due to financial constraints, she approached Ishanya Foundation for help. IsFon provided the much needed financial support under the Vocational Skills Development Project. After completing her course, she is now working as an Optometrist in Sunshine Eye Care Hospital, in Khopoli which is a great help to her family

Mrs. Ragini Patil, Tiffin Service Earning 10,500/- per month.

Mrs. Ragini Patil was in the ‘Tiffin Service’ business at Bharatnagar, Alandi Road, Pune for 5 years but was unable to meet the demands of her existing customers as her utensils were very old and damaged. After she approached IsFon office and explained her situation, she was given a whole set of utensils, and a commercial gas stove of a bigger capacity.

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Within a few days, her business earnings increased to 10,500/- per month. She says that due to IsFon, her customers are now happy and she has got a new vigour to serve her customers.

Mr. Sudam Pandit, Handcart Earning 20,000/- per month.

Sudam runs a vada pav and tea business on a roadside rented handcart in Vishrantwadi, Pune since past 5 years. The business would fetch him about 12,000/- per month. as customers would hesitate to come to him looking at the sorry state of his handcart. He contacted IsFon for help. IsFon supported Sudam with a new handcart with enclosure on top to upgrade his business

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Today, he is able to attract more customers and his income has increased to 20,000/- per month. Sudam is thankful to IsFon for their timely help.

Mr. Deepak Shantram Pardi, Barber Shop Earning 10,500/- per month.

Deepak has his own barber shop at Bhalyachiwadi village in Panvel. Earlier he had an old style wooden chair for his customers. Besides, his shop was not equipped with latest trimmer and massage machine. As a result the youngsters used to go to other surrounding villages for an haircut and massage.

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After IsFon’s intervention, his shop was equipped with a proper barber chair, a good trimmer and massage machine. This change helped him to add young customers from his village and increased his daily income from 150/- to 350/- per day.

Mrs. Nikita Nisikat Jage, Handcart Earning 15,000/- per month.

Nikita is 37 years old and has a son and a daughter. She belongs to an economically weaker section and is the only earning member in the family. Earlier she had a tough time meeting her family needs. She wanted to do something to provide financial support to her family. She used to prepare snacks on a small table in front of her house in Chindran village in Panvel and sell them to customers. During monsoons and summer, it was difficult for her to sell as the food items were in the open.

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Nikita approached IsFon and requested for a handcart under its Entrepreneurship Development Program. IsFon provided support in purchasing a handcart. As a result, she is now mobile and sells her food items in two places in the village. Besides, even during monsoons and summer her business is not affected. Nikita says she is happy because her income has increased from 200/- to 500/- per day and is indebted to IsFon’s timely help.

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Livelihood Enhancement through Entrepreneurship Development Entrepreneurship Support to Anubhuti Foundation and Maa Kaamakshya SHG With the support of a Food Dryer, apricots and figs can be dried. Also curry leaves, tomatoes can be dried, preserved and sold in the market nearby since there is a huge demand for the same. The sale of the additional produce will result in additional income generation for the SHG members. Support of Food Dryer to Maa Khamakhya SHG, Himachal Pradesh

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Equipment provided by IsFon to Anubhuti Foundation resulted in 50% saving in cost of making pickle masalas.

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Name of Beneficiary:Mrs. Nami Soma & Mr. Soma Navshya PardhiVillage:Hedutne,Tal:Panvel,Dist.:Raigad Nami and Soma have two sons. Sharad, the elder son is in second year of ITI while Arun, their younger son is in 10th class. Both the children also help the parents in the farms. Before the wadi plantation, their land was uncultivable and therefore could not fetch any income. After the visit by the IsFon staff and providing all help in fertilizer and plant protection application, the land started to yield results, generating additional income from mangoes and vegetables. IsFon’s support was very helpful as the livelihood of the family is dependent on agriculture and allied activities.

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Name of Beneficiary: Mrs. Savitri & Mr. Namdev Appa SapreVillage: Khairwadi Tal: Panvel Dist: Raigad

Crop: Mango No. of grafts: 1,013 No. of grafts consumed in own farm:- Sold qty in nos912 Rate per graft: 78 Total Income: 71,136

Crop: Jasmine No. of grafts: 1,494No. of grafts consumed in own farm: 350 Sold qty in nos991 Rate per graft: 10Total Income: 9,910 total income: 81,046

Prior to enrollment: As a student, Vrudali faced certain financial issues to sustain her studying and realised that she would need to enhance her skills to then better qualify her job opportunities.

Post joining Ishanya Foundation: After successfully completing the CCIT course, she secured a placement with Aegies Ltd., Pune, with a starting salary of `9,000 per month. She knows she has benefitted and made the right decision as she is able to pay her college fees and support her family through her earnings.

Name of Aspirant: Mrs. Jayshri Sajjan, Mr. Sajjan Govardhan Pawar

Village: Kanpoli,Tal:Panvel, Dist.: Raigad

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Plantation Year (Marigold Flowers): 2021-22 Cultivated Area @R: 05Self consumption quantity (Kg): 5.5 Sold quantity in Kg335.50 Avg. rate of flowers per KG.: 60.00Total Income: 20,130

Sajjan and Jayshri have a daughter studying in 8th class and son in 6th class. The daughter helps them in the farm work during vacations. Agriculture is their main source of income. After training and seed support, Jayshri and Sajjan started floriculture farming and changed their cropping pattern. Due to this intervention, they got more income other than what they earned through the regular crops. Hence they decided to continue floriculture farming and are encouraging other farmers for floriculture.

Name of Participant : Mrs. Gangabai Ragho Gondhali, Mr. Ragho Tukaram Gondhali

Village: : Khairne Tal.: Panvel

Dist. : Raigad

Support Given : 2 cows; B-8 & B-10 Medicine Kit; Training; Exposure

Asset Created : 3 calves are in milking, 1 calf 2 yrs old, 1 calf I month old( 1,35,000/-)

Milk Yield : Total milk produced: 4,900 Ltr Home & Calf Consumption: 1,810 Ltr.

Total Income from Sale of Milk : Milk sold: 3,090 Ltr @ 40/- per Ltr.

Annual Income : 1,23,600/-

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Gangabai and Ragho have two sons who are working on temporary basis in a private company and one daughter who is married. The family is a marginal land holder. Ragho being illiterate, could not get a job on regular basis. However, after dairy intervention from IsFon, his income improved substantially which helped him in his children’s education and to get them married. Done to the steady income generated by the IsFon’s dairy project, there is now no need for him to look out for a job.

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Name of Participant:Mrs. Nalini Vishwanath Patil & Mr. Vishwanath Sitaram Patil

Village: Kumbarli,Tal:Ambarnath, Dist.: Thane

Support Given : 2 Cows; B-45 & B-47 Medicine Kit; Training; Exposure

Asset Created : 2 male calves & 1 female calf 1 month old ( 15,000/-)

Milk Yield : Total milk produced: 5,460 Ltr.

Total Income from Sale of Milk : Milk sold: 3,260 Ltr. @ � 40/- per Ltr.

Annual Income : 1,30,400/- lac

Nalini and Vishwanath have three daughters, Kasturi 11 yrs. (5th std.), Prajakta 7 yrs. (2nd std.) and Ishwari 3 yrs old. Vishwanath is a marginal farmer and due to the uncertainty in climatic conditions, he is not able to generate sufficient income from his farm. So he started the dairy

business with the help of IsFon. Due to the training by IsFon on the Dairy project along with Isfon’s door step support on vaccination, etc., he is able to get regular income and is successful in this business.

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Snehal of 18 batch of beautician course employed with Urban Clap earning more than `40,000 per month sharing her experience and motivating the aspirants to take up employment.

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Sunita Patil (36 years old) is a resident of Kuttarpada Village. Financial difficulties have been an issue of her family as her husband who is a daily wage labourer is unable to meet the expenses of his wife and three children.

Determined to support her husband, Sunita learnt about Ishanya Foundation’s vocational program for which she enrolled. The tailoring vocational course, part of the women empowerment initiatives at the Foundation in the rural areas of Raigad District enables women gain financial stability and enhanced skills to employability.

Sunita learnt stitching various types of blouses (simple, katori and fashionable blouse styles apart from fall hemming on sarees). Confident, Sunita started her own business from home, witnessing financial gains of about `5,000 per month. Additional support was provided by the Foundation to repair her tailoring machine. This additional source of income benefitted the family immensely, providing an employment opportunity for her, schooling for her kids and an overall better standard of living for the family.

Dhanaji Bairagi

Dhanaji Bairagi

Mr. Dhanaji Bairagi, resident of Wadgaonsheri: “I joined the CCIT course at Ishanya Foundation since I was in need of a job. The end result of the course was beyond my expectations. IsFon not only taught me the course but my entire personality changed and after five months, I was a confident young man ready to take up the job and face any challenges of life. I passed through various level of exam at IBM and got successfully employed with a salary of `10,500/- for which I feel very proud of and am able to support my family”.

Poonam Ovhal

Ms. Poonam Ovhal, a resident of Lohegaon: “Being a housewife and a 12th grade pass out, I thought I will never be able to support my husband who was working as a driver to meet the financial expenses of my family. It is then IsFon approached me at my doorstep and encouraged me to take up the CCIT course and later support with employment. I did not think twice and immediately joined the CCIT course. The spoken English and personality development classes further added wings to my dream. Now I am successfully employed with Renu Communications with a salary of `12,000/- per month”.

Poonam Ovhal
Suvidha Shelke

Suvidha Shelke

Ms. Suvidha Shelke resident of Katraj: “I always had the dream of pursuing PB B.Sc Nursing from the best college in India but alas could not do so after my GNM due to financial problem in my family. It was then I came to know about the scholarship being offered by IsFon. I applied for the scholarship and got selected. My happiness knew no bounds. IsFon and Symbiosis College of Nursing moulded me to a complete good human being ready to take care of others. I am now employed at Rao Nursing Home with a salary of `16,000/- per month through which I am able to support the tuition class of my brother and support my parents too. Thank you Ishanya Foundation”.

Afreen Maniyar – 24th Batch of Beautician , 10th Fail

Afreen was a housewife. She was referred by an employee from CMD’s office of DFPCL. Her husband is an auto rickshaw driver. She is a mother of two children. She was referred by a woman who motivated her to take up course at IsFon and make her career as a beautician. Being from a conservative family, IsFon spoke to her husband about her future plans and the need to allow her to work after completion of the course. Her husband agreed, since it was also becoming difficult for him to meet the expenses due to less income and to give good education to their children.

After successfully completing the course, she got a job in Envivo Lounge Salon, Viman Nagar, which is Biggest and Hi end Salon in Viman Nagar. She started with `7,000/- salary per month plus `2,500/- incentive and now her salary has been increased to `12,000/- pm.
“I had never been out of the house I will never forget IsFon who changed my life and also my family who encouraged, supported and motivated me and made me believe that with hard work and determination everything is possible.”

Afreen Maniyar
Shabeena Shaikh

Ms. Shabeena Shaikh

Ms. Shabeena Shaikh, 10th Std. fail and residing at Nagpur Chawl: “Being from a conservative family, I was never allowed to move out of house expect for some time during which I have been working with IGP as co-ordinator Ms. Sujata Shinde of IsFon for the last eight years is stitching IsFon gifting products. I always had the passion to do more stitching work & earn more income but since I did not have a sewing machine, I could not pursue my dreams. I then approached IsFon for sewing machine and now I have the latest model of sewing machine which will help me to earn income from home”.

Alka Dhotre

Alka Dhotre, 12th pass, residing at Barma Cell: “My family had never encouraged me to study and take up job though I wanted to do something in life to be financially independent. IsFon encouraged me and counselled my parents after which I joined the beautician course, completed the course and got employed. After having worked for more than two years, I wanted to start my own parlour but did not have the monetary resources. I always knew that I can at anytime knock at the doors of IsFon. IsFon welcomed me with open arms, encouraged and supported me with equipments to start my own parlour, I am now a proud owner of a parlour which was only possible with the support of IsFon”.

Alka Dhotre
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Activity : Vegetable Cultivation | Year of Participation : 2015

Name : Mr. Changya Goma Pardhi & Mrs. Bebi Changya Pardhi

Village : Karambeli, Panvel Taluka, Dist. Raigad | Profile : 0.5 acre land (Wadi + Vegetable)

“IsFon introduced me with the best practices for cultivating different types of vegetables due to which my yield and income increased. Constant support and motivation from IsFon was a blessing to me and my family. Initially I used to grow paddy once a year and used to migrate to the city after harvest. But now there is no need for me to shift to the city as I do vegetable cultivation which fetches me good income and also serves as a healthy nutritious food for my family.

Vegetable Crop : Cucumber

Plantation Season : Rabi

Cultivation Area @ R : 08

Average Yield in Kg : 1850

Average Income : `37,000

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Activity : Kitchen Garden

Year of Participation : 2015

Name : Mrs. Manjula Pardhi & Mr. Shantaram Pardhi

Village : Balwadi Village from Raigad district.

Profile : 0.5 acre land (Wadi + Vegetable)

Family Profile : 2 sons - 8 & 6th Std Class & 2 Daughters - 9 & 5th Std Class

Name of Seed Type in Kit : Ashgourd, Chilli, Brinjal, Beans, Dolichos and Bhindi

Home Consumption Quantity in Kg : 28

Sold Quantity in Kg : 43

Total Harvested Quantity in Kg : 71

Average Rate : 35

Total Income : `2,485

“ IsFon supported me to cultivate vegetables which were not readily available for me to purchase. These 8 types of vegetables helped to add the nutritional content in our diet which also saved my family’s income. This became possible only through constant guidance and motivation from IsFon.”

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“ I was a housewife and always had the dream of learning tailoring and earning income to support the financial needs of my family. I was then approached by IsFon who were conducting the class at Pale. I completed the course and am earning `9,500/-per month. I have also purchased fall bidding machine as per demand from customers . My dream became true only due to IsFon”

Activity : Tailoring Class

Name of Student : Sandya Sanjay Bolande, 8th Pass Village: Mahalungi

Duration of Class : 3 Months Basic Class & 1 Month Advance Course

Support Given : Tailoring Course; Repairing of Machine Advance Tailoring Course

Average Monthly Income : `9,500

Annual Income : `1,14,000

Impact : Improve standard of living; purchase New fall beading machine & other home appliances and Providing good education to children.

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“Our life changed after IsFon came to our doorstep. After knowing our financial condition, IsFon encouraged and supported us with two cows and now our asset have increased to four cows. Because of the dairy activity I can give good education to my children and the overall standard of living of my family is improved

Activity : Dairy

Year : 2015

Name of Participant : Mrs. Lalita Vithhal Keni & Mr. Vithhal Dharma Keni

Village : Pethali, Dist. Raigad

Profile : 1 son & 1 daughter - student

Support Given : 2 cows, medicine kit, training & exposure

Asset Created : 2 Female calves worth `25,000

Average Milk Per Day : 20 lit.

Rate of Milk : `40

Income/Month per month : `24,000

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Activity : Eye Check-up Camp ( Cataract Operated)

Name of Patients : Raibai Kashinath Thale, age 62 years.

Village : Wavanje

Date of Cataract Operated and Eye : 9th January, 2018 and Left Eye

Mrs. Raibai Thale lives with her daughter and Son in law, who is the earning member of family. Her vision is very less since last year. ( Left Eye)

“My daughter took me to be Eye Check-up Camp conducted by IsFon. I had the problem of lower vision. At the camp I was detected with cataract. Isfon sponsored for the cataract surgery. My biggest happiness is that I can see and now I am independent to carry the daily chores which became possible through IsFon.”

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Shilpa Shinde - An aspirant of Ishanya Foundation and now a Muskaan Paree

Prior to enrollment: Shilpa was just a homemaker, who was keen to contribute financially and better the living conditions for herself and her family.

Post joining Ishanya Foundation: Empowered by enrolling in the Muskaan Initiative, as a Muskaan Paree she now earns and supports her family, bringing smiles to her family and her community.

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Mr Phadtare of Samruddhi Agro group speaking at YRNF 2015

Samruddhi Agro Group

Tatyasaheb Ramchandra Phadtare with an agricultural background began his career in marketing. Additionally, he trained beneficiaries of SHG groups in packaging of products, which gave him the idea to start his own business. Eager to make healthy jowar products which are gluten free like Jowar Rava, Ready to eat Shankarpali and Chakali, Jowar flakes, Chivda , he was able to successfully start this venture in the year 2012. The SHG was invited to participate at the Yellow Ribbon NGO Fair. The marketing of the products was done by another SHG group. Later on in the year 2013, the enterprise took to marketing themselves.

YRNF gave them the platform with high end customers and a breakthrough with a direct interaction with Dorabjee Retail. YRNF served as the platform from where he was identified and selected by Dorabjee, leading to his products being put on display and sold from their store. Subsequently, he expanded to supply his products to over 123 stores in Pune and also registered with online stores like Amajon, Paytm, BigBasket. Several dieticians also recommend his products. He now earns an income of approx. Rs 1.5 lacs per month. Having being awarded the third prize at YRNF with a cash award of Rs 10,000, Mr Phadtare recalls ”It was only through the YRNF platform that the group got exposure to the retail market”.

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Activity : Sponsorship for job oriented courses

Name of Student : Ms. Devshree Ridhlan - “I could pursue B.Sc. Optometry only through the scholarship support from IsFon”

Name of Degree : B.Sc. Optometry | Year of Support : 2014 - 16 | Support Amount : 1.64 Lacs (80%)

Name of Placement Organisation : Laxmi Charitable Trust, Panvel | Name of Designation: B.Sc. Optometry

Monthly Salary : `18,000/-

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LAXMAN CHAUDHARI resident of Nitlas Village in Raigad District enrolled in the Wadi project in 2015 for the vegetable cultivation. With assist from Ishanya Foundation for the vegetable seed (sponge gourd) and support extended for a disel engine of Rs 6,000/-, he has successfully sold 1550 kg of vegetables earning a total income of Rs 31,000/- for the year.

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Highlights of this program as beneficial to the farmers and their families:

  • Wadi Model: 30 Mango/ Wadi; Keshar Variety + Bamboo + Vegetable
  • Starting Year: 2012
  • Project Area: Tal. Panvel Dist. Raigad
  • Villages Covered: 14
  • Project Support: 05 Yrs.
  • Families Covered: 266 (Tribals- 198 & OBC-68 Families)
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Kavita Randhavi – All smiles with her new found vocation

KAVITA RANDHAVI (32 Years) of Ambe Village,Raigad District lives with her husband and son. The family survived on the daily wages earned by her husband as employed with a private firm. With expenses rising, Kavita was keen to work and additionally add to the family kitty. She then enhanced her tailoring skills and was fortunate to acquire her mother’s sewing machine.

She started by stitching charging very nominal charges and was fortunate to receive a lot of orders due to the high quality of the garments. Today she runs a successful business and earns that secondary source of income making a marked difference to not just her life but for her family as well.

Smt. Bhimabai Arivale (72 Years) of Mhalungi village, lives with her son and his family. Suffering from cataract for over the last two years. With additional neglect from her due to a financial constraint and no time from her son and daughter-in-law as their focus was diverted to their paddy and vegetable cultivation fields, her cataract operation was periodically postponed. Her eyesight suffered acutely causing her inability to differentiate between darkness and light.

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Bhimabhai – Recovering from a successful & long overdue cataract operation

An Eye Check up Camp conducted by Ishanya Foundation in Mhalungi Village, enabled identify her immediate health need, which was addressed by counselling her family members. Within four days of visiting the camp, all arrangements were made to ensure immediate attention given to her deteriorating health condition. Post the cataract operation, Bhimabhai recovered well gaining her eyesight.

She and her family remain ever grateful to Ishanya Foundation for bringing back light into her world.

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Punam Bhoir - A successful entreprenuer

PUNAM BHOIR (18 Years) of Ambe Village, Raigad District lives with her parents, sister and brother. With just one earning member in the family, her father who works as a contractual labourer with a private company, his salary of Rs 8000/0 a month was not sufficient to meet the household and education expenses. Punam enrolled for the tailoring course with Ishanya Foundation, specializing in saree blouse tailoring in particular.

Acquiring a sewing machine from her mother’s SHG, Punam now runs her home boutique catering to the tailoring needs of those in her village and surrounding areas. Enjoying her new found skills and job, helps her take home an additional salary of Rs 90,000/- per anum which has transformed the lifestyle of her family. She is ever grateful to Ishanya Foundation for providing her the stepping stone to enhance her family’s income and status.

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Dhyneshwar bhoir attending to his cows

SHANTABAI & DHYNESHWAR BHOIR of Ova Village in Raigad District benefitted through the 2 cows and additional training exposures and medicine kit. Sustainable income generation of Rs 880/- per day through a yield of an average 22 litres of milk per day which has brought about a positive impact to their lives.

YASHODA & DHONDU KENI of Pethali Village enrolled for the Dairy Development Program at Ishanya Foundation to acquire two cows. With his initial holding of a small piece of land wherein he was able to grow a marginal crop of paddy for home consumption and two buffaloes, acquiring the cow enabled him many folds. Apart from cattle management skills, fodder cultivation and dairy management. Napier Grass and Para Grass fodder cultivation yielded saving of Rs 15,000/- per month and additionally increasing the quality of milk being sold by him. All the milk collected is sold at an average of Rs 50/- per litre enhancing his monthly income which has made Yashodha & Dhondu Keni dairy business a sustainable success.

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Yashoda & Dhondu Keni with their new found dairy buisness

Highlights of this program as beneficial to the farmers and their families:

  • Total Milk Produced: 3,25,113 Lit.
  • Milk Consumed by the farmers: 44,675 Lit.
  • Milk Consumed by the Calves: 52585 Lit.
  • Quantity of milk sold : 2,28,093 Lit.
  • Additional Income through sale of milk: Rs. 72,62,300
  • Cow Dung Produced: 67.56 MT which was used to improve soil health.