Case Study Of Kapila

Kokila lives in Kozawada village of Kherwara block. Her husband is working with farming and stitching. Together they have three daughters and two sons. Kokila always wished to do something to support her family economically, so she decided to learn stitching work.

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Seva Mandir organized a series of trainings for women on tailoring during 2010-12. Kokila attended two of these, and learned to stitch both ladies blouses and skirts as well as children’s shorts and shirts. After the training, she bought a sewing machine and started to work with stitching.  As a result of the increased income, she could also purchase a cow of good breed and started to sell milk to a dairy in Himmatnagar. At present, she earns Rs. 100 to 200 from stitching work and Rs. 100 to 200 from the sales of milk.

Kokila’s earning has improved the economical conditions of her family, and she has also helped her husband to pay off debts. She is very happy with her new role and wants her children to be highly educated. Her two daughters are currently studying in 11th and 9th grade and one of her sons is studying in 5th grade.