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Case Studies

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Case 1:
A girl from Mandsour has been one of the beneficiaries alike other children in the project coverage. She heard of CHILDLINE during outreach activities from her school teacher. She knows that CHILDLINE works towards benefit of children and protects their rights and enable child to participate and develop in the society. The major hitch in this case was that her grandparents’ wants to get her married, whereas she is minor and wants to continue her studies, she approached 1098 service and informed about her grandparents intentions and asked for intervention in this matter. CHILDLINE team contacted parent make them understand about the law, and other connecting factors and future consequence of early marriage. Through initial apprehension they agreed and promised to change their line of action. They also told this is all due to some traditional norms and pressured within the society. But at the end they moved satisfactory. The role of women and child department was proactive and all other counterparts in the system extended ample support to CHILDLINE throughout the case.

Case Story:
RANJANA- “A SELF EMPOWED VILLAGER” THROUGH VIKALP INITATIVE
This is a story from village Gaaye Beda of Anjad Block, the approx. population of the area is 2000. Ranjana’s husband was one of the loan seekers to maintain his turbulent financial condition. He approached to a money lender of the village but could not succeed there too, because he had nothing to keep as collateral to avail loan. Ranjana was very worried about her survival. Few of neighbored told her about “VIKALP, which is involved in women empowerment through economic self dependency. Other women offered Ranjana to join them during general monthly meeting also informed other fellow members of the group. During group it was identified by group for which sort of trade Rajnana is interest to take up.
A separate group of 5 female members were formed, Vikalp has given them loan for the first time in the year 2010, all women opted for animal husbandry and started with purchase of 2 goats. Grauallly her income increased with other group members.
Now Ranjana applied for another loan with for big investment. She wanted to establish Floor mill in the area. Now she has her own floor mill which serves for 2000 household in the area, earlier to this most of people were depended upon the market far from their places for grain grinding.
Since the faclility is available with in the village, it in return givng good response to Ranjana, her economic status is also improving. Now her KUCCHA hut has been renovated to PUCCHA house and has almost all household items in it. While speaking to Ranjana she is enjoying her work and has gain respect and confidence, her children are studiing well and she still feels that she will expand her business further.

Radha towards economic empowerment :
Alike others Radha’s economic condition was not so well. She was also depended on outside market to buy vegetable and resell it to her area. She barely could make money, also it was quite hectic to load and unload the fresh vegetables and sit throughout the day until vegetable are sold out. She was managing her livelihood this way only until she came in contact with the organization. She received microfinance and expanded her business with the help of organization in the year 2011. She somehow managed whole year with small loan. But next year2012 she took bigger loan to purchase a cart for vegetable selling. Earlier to this she has a static shop, but now she has increased mobility because of having vegetable cart, she keeps various vegetable and fruits and sells around the area. This in turn has increased her business dramatically. Now she almost sell all the vegetable before end of day and refill with fresh vegetable for next day, she not only earn good profit also save time after sales which she spends with her children and look after their studies. Her saving has double to previous year. Her sell has increased which has boosted her confidence and motivation to continue the business same way towards progress.