SUCCESS STORIES OFBOOSTING AND EQUALIZING LIVELIHOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND CARE GIVERS THROUGH IMPROVED VOCATIONAL AND MARKETING SKILLS IN ORISSA, INDIA
Name : Sunita Nayak
Father’s Name: Umesh Chandra Nayak
Age: 22yrs., Category: CP,
Caste: SC At: Madhupur,
As such Sunita as a Child had failed to cope up with the normal steps of
milestone, development. Through her mother working as an Anganwadi Worker was
conscious of her child’s disability, she could not handle her technically. Therefore
the child grew up with all constraints and barriers up to class-V. at this point of tome
Sunita’s parents as well as teachers got very skeptical about the purpose of her
studies. This negative and fatal attitude of the guardians was forcing her to withdraw.
At this critical juncture, the professional of IIEC come to her rescue and things
worked like wonder thereafter. The mindset of a disease affecting Sunita was totally
removed. The state of affairs being a condition could certainly improve with technical
intervention. So the Resource Teacher along with other professional provided the
basic skills, motor co-ordination, equipments and the necessary support services
to build up her capacity. The strong sense of confidence got her admitted in High
School. The training of Mobility Instructor helped her learn different techniques of
movements, skill techniques to locate objects in proper manner with learning aids
and functional aids. Several Therapy exercises were applied to her arms, hands
and fingers. Consistent speech therapy would control her facial muscles.
All these interventions worked like miracles on Sunita. Her level of adaptability has been
indicated by, helping mother in household chores such as pumping tube-well for fetching water, grinding spices with stone-rolls etc. with a sense of proportion and balance.
The dedicated efforts of the Resource Teacher and Sunita’s commitment proved an example in last High School Certificate Examination. A student of Panchayat High School, she appeared the examination with the support of an Assistant Writer provided by IIEC. She passed the examination with high 2nd class. Her successful exemplary result is certainly result an output of her indomitable mental courage and self confidence. Her peer groups were the first to congratulate Sunita on her successful result.
After her Plus Two she got admitted in the K.P.D Women’s college, Daspalla. She completed her Graduation (+3 Arts) in the year 2009. Then she engaged herself in different SHG activities & she proved herself. It is a great achievement for IIEC staff. After our Livelihood project launching now she fully participate in our initial activities and meeting. She is now leading her SHG group (consist of 9pwds) for our livelihood project and it is our conviction that she will be proved herself as an example.
Better Accessibility, Better Business
Name: Mrs. Rupabati Mohanty
Husband’s Name: Mr. Benupani Das
Age: 29yrs. Sex: Female
Disability Category: OH
Percentage of disability : 80%
Caste: General Religion: Hindu,
Marital Status: Married
Address: At/Po-Kunjabangada, Daspalla, Nayagarh
Mrs. Rupabati Mohanty, a 31year-old lady tailor who runs tailoring work like making quilt from old clothes, stitching dresses of children in her house. She usually faced difficulties for collecting the work-order due to her mobility constraints. “Inaccessibility is the biggest barrier to growing my business” she used to complain. She lives with her 8yr old son Papuna in a small house built by herself on a govt. land at Kunjabangada. Unfortunately her husband divorced her since 2 yrs. because of some personal problems. She gets disabled pension of `300/- per month and is also availing the Antyodaya Anna Yojana scheme of govt.
In-access to access:
On dtd. 10.07.2012 a Block Level BHIMA BHOI SAMARTHYA SIBIR was
organized at UGME School, Patpurpatna, Gram Panchayat-Jagdevpatna, Daspalla
Block by the Block Officials. Because of prior liasioning of IIEC with
Social Educational Organizer (SEO) we helped her avail a tricycle for her from the
block office. Presently she is very happy and said “Now I will be able to collect
the work-order from the door steps of the individual households of different villages
covering 8-10kms. & it will make me more productive and economically self-sufficient.
It has not only enhanced her mobility but also increased her socio-economic
standard. Previously she got work-order of rupees worth `600 to `700 per month but
after getting the tricycle she is now capable to earn around `3000 per month. It has
also boosted her capacity to provide better education and quality life for her children.
From the very beginning of the project she was involved with IIEC programmes. Now she
is working as the Secretary of Shivasankar Self Help Group, Kunjabangada. The group comprises
of 10 members. She always shows her special interest in involving herself in all kinds of meetings
& camps. Her drive towards her own development has become an example for others. She has
proved that success doesn’t just happen, one has to plan with confidence to make it happen.
Boosting livelihood opportunity:
Mrs. Rupabati was capacitated by participation in Business Planning and Vocational Training
need assessment conducted by IIEC and HI. Her subsequent exposure visit to VRCH, OUAT also
helped her gain knowledge and information. A six-day livelihood training on Animal husbandry
supported by a livelihood starter-kit worth `2000/- provided by HI as a part of the project boosted her
morale as well as business. She launched a small poultry farm in her backyard and already proved
herself by selling chickens as well as eggs. This potential livelihood opportunity provided by IIEC along
with her own endeavours has changed her quality of life and established her as a role model.
Mrs. Rupabati Mohanty
Name : Mamata Naik
Fathers Name : Laxman Naik
Age: 29yrs, Qualification: 9th Pass,
Sex: Female, Caste: SC
Village: Similisahi, PO: Similisahi,
Via: Satapatna PS-Daspalla, Dist: Nayagarh (Odisha)
Family Members: 3
A very distressing incident happened with Mamata Naik. One year back during the
kitchen work suddenly Mamata attacked by epilepsy and she fell down by the side of fire
Unfortunately fire engulfed her and burnt. Immediately she referred to nearest hospital for
treatment. In this accident her fingers of legs and hands were got bent. Therefore she is not
completely able to doing her own and household work perfectly.
During our survey work we found her as a very vulnerable women. She was married to a daily wage earner but unfortunately her husband left her after the incident and now she lives with her parents. During the survey we found out that she has no disability certificate. Therefore, our team planned to get her disability certificate as soon as possible. On 1.08.2011 our animators escorted her to CDMO Office, Nayagarh. Doctor examined her and gave a certificate showing her disability.
By virtue of the certificate she is able to get PwDs pension from the block. Now she got Rs.200 per month disabled pension.
Her personal level of confidence increased and she expressed her willingness to involve herself in our SHG group which will pave the way to lead a new life.
Name : Gitanjali Sahoo (MR)
Fathers Name- Gobinda Sahoo
Age – 30 Years, Sex- Female,
Family Member- 07
At- Haridabadi, P.O- Satpatana
Via- Daspalla, Dist – Nayagarh
Miss Gitanjali Sahoo is a MR woman. She belongs to a very poor family. She
discontinued her study when she was 15years old. At the age of 18years she got married
but after 2 months of her marriage she was mentally imbalanced due to unforeseen reasons.
Due to her mental imbalance she could not cope with family members and resort to
misbehavior and quarreling. Due to such type of disturbance her family members admitted
her at Berhampur Medical. She got treatment there for some days but due to no considerable
improvement her family members stopped her treatment and went back.
Now she is unable to doing her daily work independently. So now Gita’s mother looks after her completely. On dated 1.11.2011 our animator took her to CDMO Nayagarh office and assisted to get her disability certificate. After she got her certificate now at B.D.O office she applied her application for getting the pension which meant for pwds. After the intervention of our team now her mother who is Gita’s care giver wants to join in our SHG to do some work which will get her monetary benefit to lead her life as well as her family.
Name: Mr. Bulu Nayak
Father’s Name: Mr. Kulamani Nayak
Age: 32yrs. Sex: Male
Disability Category: OH (PPRP of both lower limb)
Percentage of disability : 90%
Caste: General Religion: Hindu
Marital Status: Married
Present Address: At/Po – Subalaya, GP- Khamarsahi,
Mr. Bulu Nayak, a 32 year old man live with her wife and two daughters in a small hut
built by himself at their own land at Subalaya since last 10years. He migrated from his original
native place at-Dindabhuin, Po- Dihagaon, due to family disturbances. He left his study after
8th Standard and learning the tailoring work for 1-2 year. Then he independently started tailoring
work. But due to some problem he left the job after 3-4years and working at a Tiffine Centre.
Gradually he learn all the process and preparation of tiffine and sweets and start his own shop
with partnership. After 4-5 years he left the shop and started his own shop. During that period
he was able to earned 1000-1500 rupees. But due to lack of money he unable to run the shop
for long time and wind up the shop. She usually faced difficulties for access due to her mobility
constraints. He gets disabled pension of Rs.300/- per month.
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As per our prior listed he got a Tricycle from IIEC on dt. 14th March 2013. Now he isvery happy to have a tricycle which is help him a lot for access. He also involved in the every activities done by IIEC for enhancement of SHGs and development.
A 2 days camp on business planning and vocational training Need Assessments for PwDs
on dt. 18th Dec. 2012.
Interface between VRC & SHGs on 19th Dec. 2012 at VRC, Bhubaneswar (An Exposure
visit arranged for 64 nos. of participants to OUAT & VRC, Bhubaneswar
A 2 days training on CBR dt. 26th & 27th Feb. 2013 at SMRC, Bhubaneswar
A 6days vocational training to SHG on Poultry farming from dt. 21st to 26th March 2013
Received Tool Kit (Poultry – 20nos. of colour chicks, Feeder-1 , Drinker-1 & Bamboo
Basket-1 & Food for chicks-20kg., Medicine) on dt. 10th May 2013
From the very beginning of the project he was involved with IIEC. Now he is working as the President of Shree Saibaba Self Help Group, Subalaya. The group contains 12nos. of members. He always shows his special interest in involving himself in all kinds of meetings & camps. Now he is very happy with his livelihood activity. Also her wife is involved & work hard with him for future sustainable and prosperous.
His drive towards his own development has become an example for others.
Shree Saibaba Self Help Group(SHG)
Address : Subalaya, Daspalla, Dist-Nayagarh, Odisha, Pin-752091
Total No. of Members : 11 (Eleven) – (Male-8 + Female -3)
Type of Disability : LMD – 9nos., ID – 2nos.
Date of Establishment : 10.02.2012
Established at Subalaya village under Khamarsahi Gram Panchayat under Daspalla
block, the members with disabilities are fully conversant with the rules and regulations
of SHG including financial transactions. With a sense of solidarity, the members hold
meetings both weekly and monthly. The elected office bearers such as president and
secretary maintain all formalities and have strengthened group dynamism. IIEC facilitated
and built up their capacity and also provided all logistic support IIEC got their transport
and other concessions approved from competent authority.
The members underwent a training programme on Business Planning and
Vocational Need Assessment for PwDs organized by IIEC and HI in collaboration with
VRCH. They also availed the benefits of exposure visit to VRCH and OUAT, Bhubaneswar.
As a part of the programme of boosting livelihood opportunities for PwDs, these
members decided to choose one homogeneous trade like poultry. A 6-day training on
Curriculum Development and Field Testing on Poultry was conducted by experts. The
group was provided livelihood starter kits worth `24,000/- for the trade. In 3months time
they sold one bird @`200/- to `250/- and could earn `17,500/-. 30nos. of chickens are laying eggs helping them earn at least `150/- daily. They have already saved an amount of `12,210/- in UCO Bank at Satpatna of Daspalla block and had loan transaction of `7000/- within the group.
This also indicates a successful milestone for the group that TRIPTI was encouraged to include all the 16 SHGs in its ambit of Cluster Level Forum(CLF) and Gram Panchayat Level Forum(GPLF). In order to enhance access and mobility of SHG members, IIEC in collaboration with SMRC provided one Tri-Cycle to Mr. Bulu Naik, President of the group and need based aids and assistive devices to other members.
This also adds to their entrepreneurship ability that they are paying a monthly rent of `300/- to another poultry farm for their slot and selling chickens with a very good profit margin. As a whole their confidence has been boosted leading to a visible change in their quality of life.