Yumnam indubala Devi
Vegetable cultivation | Manipur
In a city like Bangalore, teeming with people, it is no wonder that the garbage situation is fast spiraling out of control. The city would sink in a cesspool of waste were it not for the efforts of the BBMP workers, waste pickers, waste segregators and waste management organizations such as Hasirudala.
Hasirudala is a non-profit organization that comprises of waste pickers and waste segregators as its members. By gathering under the umbrella of a single organization that is dedicated to their upliftment, many informal waste pickers not only earn a better income but are also assured a steady stream of work. The organization provides them with a space where their voices are heard and their concerns addressed.
For women such as Meenakshamma Madhurai, a membership at Hasirudala has helped her not only earn more but has also given her the opportunity to access low-cost microfinance.
52-year-old Meenakshamma lives with her husband, daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren, Dharshini and Manonmani. The children are presently enrolled in Shanthi Niketan, a private school in LR Nagar. Dharshini is in class 2 while Manonmani is studying in class 5. The two girls enjoy school and are good students.
52 years old Meenakshamma Madhurai lives in Neelasandra, Bangalore with her husband and 2 Grand daughters of 7 & 10 years old. Her 55 years old husband works as a Coolie and earns Rs.84000 in a year. Her 2 grand daughters, Manonmani & Dharshini studies in class 5th & class 2 in Shanthinikethan Pri School. Meenakshamma is also involved in Recycling work and her annual income is Rs.84000. Their annual expenditure is Rs.72000 after spending on their basic necessities. Still they have to travel beyond 5kms radius to access water source and lacks any primary Medical care centre. Both of them is working hard at their old age to provide a better future to their grand daughters. But to manage the increased expenses in education, Meenakshamma has to apply for an Education loan of Rs.20000 which includes School fee, books and uniform cost of both her grand daughters. Manonmani wants to become an Engineer whereas Dharshini aspires to be a Teacher. Your invesment in her Education loan will be a big relief for the Grand parents and they will be able to provide a better education to the kids.
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