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Story of Emerging Enterpreneurs

Mr. Babulal Khuswaha and Mr. Narendra Khuswaha are locals from the village of Bhundri, near Orchha town (Niwari block, Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh). From the year 2000 to 2006, Mr. Babulal was working as an unskilled labourer in an MCR production unit of TARA Nirman  Kendra; after which he went onto working for an MCR enterprise as a daily wage labourer for about four years...


Dare To Dream

Rajesh was dissatisfied as his teaching jobs left him no time. It was near to impossible for him to get leave during school term and he could not afford to lose the extra wages he earned  from tuitions. This resulted in Rajesh giving a miss to family functions and religious ceremonies. He also found it difficult to fulfill his errands and time for himself was a rare luxury. Nevertheless, he continued with his job to support his wife and two young sons. Then one day, opportunity knocked on his door...


Draupadi of Bhojpura

Twenty years ago, Maheshwari Devi used to accompany her husband to the stone crushing unit where he was employed as a labourer. Since his hours were long, she looked to keep herself busy. She bought some cigarettes, packets of gutkha and rolls of bidi from Jhansi and decided to sell these by the roadside. I bought things worth Rs.50 and was amazed that it all got sold on the same day, -- she remarks. This gave her the first taste of income. Gradually, Maheshwari increased the variety and amount of goods, consequently increasing her income. Conversations with her customers made her realize that she could also run a tea stall...

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