Farma Chaudhary’s income increased after driving autorickshaw
Farma Chaudhary is a resident of Gadhwa rural municipality-1 Jharbaira in dang district. Her husband owns a mobile shop in the Gadhwa market. But the income from mobile shop could not bear the expenses of her family.
During her difficult days she came in contact with Rural Women Development Center (RWDC). So, she asked for a loan of Rs 20,000 to improve and extend the mobile shop. She got the loan from RWDC but nothing was improved and changed.
Then she thought of driving an auto rikshaw for which she asked for Rs 3,000 as a loan from RWDC’sAatmanirbhar Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Ltd. When Farma started driving the auto rikshaw many people appreciated her profession and many criticized her. But she continued her profession. Farma recalls her past and says, “Those who scorned at me now openly appreciate my efforts.”
Then she further says, “RWDC has been so helpful to me in my efforts to change my life and income. I am also grateful to
RWDC in teaching me how to speak before others.” She said that she used to earn at least Rs 2500 per day in the initial days. Now she earns around Rs 1500 per day which is also satisfactory for her as there are more than 80 autorikshaws that ply in between Rajpur, Bela, Dadwa, Gangapraspur and Gobardiha areas.
With her income started coming from the auto rikshaw she has been able to educate her three children (Eldest daughter in BA, one daughter in class nine and one son in class four) with ease.
Farma is satisfied that her life has changed from poor and landless situation to a happy and satisfied family.