Mrs. Pushpavati belongs to the village of Bandalli in Yadgir district of Karnataka. She has 3 children, one girl and two boys. She looked after the family by doing some odd jobs in the nearby agricultural fields and as domestic help while her husband worked as an agricultural labourer. When the SPED project was started in 2007 by Don Bosco Yadgir, she joined one of the self-help groups as a member. She actively participated in the programmes, awareness classes and also attended the leadership & entrepreneurship development trainings organized by Don Bosco Social Action Centre Yadgir under SPED project. It helped her realize her innate potential and leadership qualities and she became confident of her entrepreneurship skills. She became the leader of the group and took initiatives to visit banks and other government department offices for financial and project development support for her group members. Later she was chosen the president of the federation of 24 SHG groups in her village
I am Geetha, age 33 from Kyadigere village,Chitradurga, I am in Don Bosco SHG group.I am the eldest daughter in the family. The health of my father is not too good. Thus, it was my responsibility to run the house and I also was not in a mental position to get married. Though we had our SHG group for a long time but we couldn’t make use of it,as an individuals used to make garland and were able to earn Rs. 2000/- But leading life was not easy. Thus, when Ms. Bharathi insisted on being skilled with Income generative programme, I attended the programme and we were very clearly told, that only the interested and who wanted to do something for themselves economically, could come for 3 day free training.
After the training, I chose to do cloth business. This was strongly supported by Ms. Bharathi. Thus, I discussed the same at home and started cloth business,now i am able to earn Rs 6000/-per month and during feast,marriages and any other holidays my business runs good,recently I inaugurated my shop at Kyadigere and happily doing my work.The Chithra Don Bosco is the reason for my development and success and I shall ever remain grateful.