Kuldeep Kaur, SHG member from Tungan village

I learnt the art of bag making in a training organized by Umeed. Later, I also learnt stitching at the NGO’s stitching centre. Initially, I used to make bags at my place, which I sold to villagers. But currently I work as an instructor for the Red Cross Society in Kular Khurd village and earn a salary of Rs 1,800. I also earn by stitching clothes and making bags. I could not have achieved so much without Umeed’s guidance and constant support. Whatever I am today is because of Umeed, which is doing a wonderful job empowering simple village like me socially and economically.

Recently, I got a loan of Rs 5,000 from my self-help group for installation of a hand pump in my house. The hand pump has solved