Ekal News:The Success Story of Rukmani Prajapathi

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With her skills she is developing good character in people. There is a vast change in the Rukmani of then and now. With her skills she not only created a name for herself but also have become more confident and self believing. She has set an example of how ladies from rural villages can live a happy life without going to city.
Rukmani Prajapathi in 2011 got internship in cutting and stitching in Ekal Abhiyan’s Bisra Seva Sanstan – Karanjo, West Senhabhum, Jaharkhand and started stitching frocks, salvar suits, blouse, petticoat and baby frock in different designs and in new fashion which the villagers like most.
She proudly says, ‘Now myself or other ladies in our village don’t have to go to city in search of livelihood, for clothes of ladies or to learn stitching, we have all the facility in our village itself.’ This 22 years old Young lady from Karaikela village is doing her graduation in J.N.L. College, Chakradharpur. She earns approximately 2000/- to 2500/- every month by stitching cloths. She pays her college fee from her earnings and helps her house with the balance.
The death of her father and financial problems compelled Rukmani to earn. She went to Ekal Abhiyan’s Bisra Seva Sansthan to learn tailoring and then she had never looked back. All her dreams are fulfilled, she joined school. Passed with good marks, joined college and now doing her BA first year.
She also takes care of her mother and sister. She says “I will always be thankful to Ekal Abhiyan which has taught me to be self sufficient. It has got me respect and confidence.”
This is not an isolated story; we have many sisters who have gratitude and love for Ekal. Ekal abhiyan has become a pillar of strength for many. Shilpa Mishra who did her internship from Ekal abhiyan’s Bersa Seva Sanstan has joined as a trainer. She said that this Kendra is running for the last 5 years and till now about 150 ladies have taken internship from this institution and have become self-sufficient and living happily. Other than tailoring, making papped has also become a profitable proposition.