JESUS MARY JOSEPH SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY

Success Stories

Field of Women Empowerment

Name Yamarthi Saritha. (Married)
Gender Female
Age 28 years
Husband’s Name Nageswar Rao
Present Occupation Tailor
Area Nambur

Yamarti. Saritha am 28 years and married settled in Ambedkar Nagar. My husband is working in a Bar Shop as a Daily Labourer. I have two children. Daughter is studying in 6th class and boy is studying in 3rd class. As now a days, education and other basic amenities of life is very costly and the minimal amount from daily wages of my husband is not sufficient to meet both ends of life.

I am the member in the SHG of DWACRA as well as in the MACTS of Mangalagiri Area, which is functioning under JMJ Social Service Society, Nallapadu. As they were organizing Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) Training for Tailoring through NABARD, I decided to learn a skill and utilize it to make a livelihood. Thus, was trained for 13 days in MEDP from 5/5/2015 to 19/5/2015.

After which, I continued practicing it at home and now I individually started stitching and able to stitch 4 blouses per day and earn Rs.400/. I am thankful to NABARD and JMJSSS who organized and gave me an opportunity to learn skill. I wish and hope that I will continue and develop to stitch different models in the days to come.

Name Dasari Naga Vardhini. (Married)
Gender Female
Age 27 years
Husband’s Name Swamiyelu
Present Occupation Tailor
Area Nambur

Dasari Naga Vardhini am 27 years and married settled in Ambedkar Nagar. My husband is working as a Driver for a tractor as a Daily Labourer. I have two boy children studying in the school. As now a days, education and other basic amenities of life is very costly and the minimal amount from daily wages of my husband is not sufficient to meet both ends of life.

I am the member in the SHG of DWACRA as well as in the MACTS of Mangalagiri Area, which is functioning under JMJ Social Service Society, Nallapadu. As they were organizing Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) Training for Tailoring through NABARD, I decided to learn a skill and utilize it to make a livelihood. Thus, was trained for 13 days in MEDP from 5/5/2015 to 19/5/2015.

After which, I continued practicing it at home and now I individually started stitching and able to stitch 3 blouses per day and earn Rs.300/. I am thankful to NABARD and JMJSSS who organized and gave me an opportunity to learn skill. I wish and hope that I will continue and develop to stitch different models in the days to come.

Name Mukkala Mary. (Married)
Gender Female
Age 32 years
Husband’s Name Pedda Prakash
Present Occupation Tailor
Area Nambur

Mukkala Mary am 27 years and married settled in Ambedkar Nagar. My husband is working as a Rod Bending as a Daily Labourer. I have two children, Girl is in 9th and Boy is in 3rd class studying in the school. As now a days, education and other basic amenities of life is very costly and the minimal amount from daily wages of my husband is not sufficient to meet both ends of life.

I am the member in the SHG of DWACRA as well as in the MACTS of Mangalagiri Area, which is functioning under JMJ Social Service Society, Nallapadu. As they were organizing Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) Training for Tailoring through NABARD, I decided to learn a skill and utilize it to make a livelihood. Thus, was trained for 13 days in MEDP from 5/5/2015 to 19/5/2015.

After which, I continued practicing it at home and now I individually started stitching and able to stitch 5 blouses per day and earn Rs.500/. I am thankful to NABARD and JMJSSS who organized and gave me an opportunity to learn skill. I wish and hope that I will continue and develop to stitch different models in the days to come

Name Jagarlamudi Rajeswari (Married)
Gender Female
Age 46 years
Husband’s Name Venketeswarrao
Present Occupation Tailor
Area Angalkuduru

Jagarlamudi Rajeswari am 46 years and married settled in Angalakuduru. My husband is a farmer. She has grown up children who are settled but still she earns her livelihood and stitches skirts, uniforms and other items. As now a day, education and other basic amenities of life is very costly and the minimal amount from daily wages of my husband is not sufficient to meet both ends of life.

I am the member in the SHG of DWACRA as well as in the MACTS of Mangalagiri Area, which is functioning under JMJ Social Service Society, Nallapadu. As they were organizing Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) Training for Tailoring through NABARD, I decided to learn a skill and utilize it to make a livelihood. Thus, was trained for 13 days in MEDP from 19/4/2016 to 5/5/2016.

After which, I continued practicing it at home and now I individually started stitching and able to stitch skirts, blouses, chudidhars and earn Rs.2000/. I am thankful to NABARD and JMJSSS who organized and gave me an opportunity to learn skill. I wish and hope that I will continue and develop to stitch different models in the days to come.

Name Madhapati Ratna Kumari (Married)
Gender Female
Age 30 years
Husband’s Name Sadasivarao
Present Occupation Tailor
Area Angalkuduru

Madhapati Venkataratna Kumari am 30 years and married settled in Angalakuduru. My husband is a daily labourer. She has children who are studying in the school. As now a days, education and other basic amenities of life is very costly and the minimal amount from daily wages of my husband is not sufficient to meet both ends of life.

I am the member in the SHG of DWACRA as well as in the MACTS of Mangalagiri Area, which is functioning under JMJ Social Service Society, Nallapadu, Guntur. As they were organizing Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) Training for Tailoring through NABARD, I decided to learn a skill and utilize it to make a livelihood. Thus, was trained for 13 days in MEDP from 19/4/2016 to 5/5/2016.

After which, I continued practicing it at home and now I individually started stitching and able to stitch skirts, blouses, chudidhars and earn Rs.3000/. I am thankful to NABARD and JMJSSS who organized and gave me an opportunity to learn skill. I wish and hope that I will continue and develop to stitch different models in the days to come.

Name Parachuri Sripriya (Married)
Gender Female
Age 30 years
Husband’s Name Sarath Babu
Present Occupation Tailor
Area Angalkuduru

Parachuri Sripriya am 30 years and married settled in Angalakuduru. My husband is a daily labourer. She has children who are studying in the school. As now a days, education and other basic amenities of life is very costly and the minimal amount from daily wages of my husband is not sufficient to meet both ends of life.

I am the member in the SHG of DWACRA as well as in the MACTS of Mangalagiri Area, which is functioning under JMJ Social Service Society, Nallapadu, Guntur. As they were organizing Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) Training for Tailoring through NABARD, I decided to learn a skill and utilize it to make a livelihood. Thus, was trained for 13 days in MEDP from 19/4/2016 to 5/5/2016.

After which, I continued practicing it at home and now I individually started stitching and able to stitch skirts, blouses, chudidhars and earn Rs.3000. I am thankful to NABARD and JMJSSS who organized and gave me an opportunity to learn skill. I wish and hope that I will continue and develop to stitch different models in the days to come.

Name Saddina Subbayamma (Married)
Gender Female
Age 43 years
Husband’s Name Subba Rao
Present Occupation Pottery Making
Area Salapadu

Saddina Subbayamma am 43 years and married settled in Salapadu. My husband is a potter. She has grown up children who are settled but still she earns her livelihood. As now a days, education and other basic amenities of life is very costly and the minimal amount from daily wages of my husband is not sufficient to meet both ends of life.

I am the member in the SHG of DWACRA as well as in the MACTS of Mangalagiri Area, which is functioning under JMJ Social Service Society, Nallapadu, Guntur. As they were organizing Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) Training for Pottery Making through NABARD, I decided to revise the skill with new techniques and models which I was doing along with my family and utilize it to make a livelihood. Thus, was trained for 13 days in MEDP from 14/5/2015 to 28/5/2015.

After which, I continued practicing it at home and now I individually along with my husband continued to make started pottery making. I am thankful to NABARD and JMJSSS who organized and gave me an opportunity to learn skill. I wish and hope that I will continue and develop to stitch different models in the days to come.

Name Bejjamki Lakshmi (Married)
Gender Female
Age 27 years
Husband’s Name Siva
Present Occupation Pottery Making
Area Salapadu

Bejjamki Lakshmi am 27 years and married settled in Salapadu. My husband is a potter. She has children who are studying in the school. As now a days, education and other basic amenities of life is very costly and the minimal amount from daily wages of my husband is not sufficient to meet both ends of life.

I am the member in the SHG of DWACRA as well as in the MACTS of Mangalagiri Area, which is functioning under JMJ Social Service Society, Nallapadu, Guntur. As they were organizing Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) Training for Pottery Making through NABARD, I decided to revise the skill with new techniques and models which I was doing along with my family and utilize it to make a livelihood. Thus, was trained for 13 days in MEDP from 14/5/2015 to 28/5/2015.

After which, I continued practicing it at home and now I individually along with my husband continued to make started pottery making. I am thankful to NABARD and JMJSSS who organized and gave me an opportunity to learn skill. I wish and hope that I will continue and develop to stitch different models in the days to come.

Name Bejjamki Kumari (Married)
Gender Female
Age 38 years
Husband’s Name Srinivas Rao
Present Occupation Pottery Making
Area Salapadu

Bejjamki Lakshmi am 38 years and married settled in Salapadu. My husband is a potter. She has children who are studying in the school. As now a days, education and other basic amenities of life is very costly and the minimal amount from daily wages of my husband is not sufficient to meet both ends of life.

I am the member in the SHG of DWACRA as well as in the MACTS of Mangalagiri Area, which is functioning under JMJ Social Service Society, Nallapadu, Guntur. As they were organizing Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) Training for Pottery Making through NABARD, I decided to revise the skill with new techniques and models which I was doing along with my family and utilize it to make a livelihood. Thus, was trained for 13 days in MEDP from 14/5/2015 to 28/5/2015.

After which, I continued practicing it at home and now I individually along with my husband continued to make started pottery making. I am thankful to NABARD and JMJSSS who organized and gave me an opportunity to learn skill. I wish and hope that I will continue and develop to stitch different models in the days to come.

Name Namathoti Alekhya (Married)
Gender Female
Age 24 years
Husband’s Name Prakash
Present Occupation Bag Making
Area Thangellamudi, Pedakakani

Namathoti Alekhya 28 years and married settled in Thangellamudi. My husband is working as a daily labourer. I have two children, who are studying in the school. As now a days, education and other basic amenities of life is very costly and the minimal amount from daily wages of my husband is not sufficient to meet both ends of life.

I am the member in the SHG of DWACRA as well as in the MACTS of Mangalagiri Area, which is functioning under JMJ Social Service Society, Nallapadu. As they were organizing Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) Training for Bag Making through NABARD, I decided to learn a skill and utilize it to make a livelihood. Thus, was trained for 13 days in MEDP from 5/5/2015 to 19/5/2015.

After which, I continued practicing it at home and now I individually started stitching and able to stitch the bags and earn Rs.400/per day. I am thankful to NABARD and JMJSSS who organized and gave me an opportunity to learn skill. I wish and hope that I will continue and develop to stitch different models in the days to come.

Name Vadlamudi Tirumala (Married)
Gender Female
Age 23 years
Husband’s Name Subba Rao
Present Occupation Saree Printing
Area Pedakakani

Vadlamudi Tirumala am 23 years and married settled in Pedakakani. My husband is working is a photographer. I have two children, who are studying in the school. As now a days, education and other basic amenities of life is very costly and the minimal amount from daily wages of my husband is not sufficient to meet both ends of life.

I am the member in the SHG of DWACRA as well as in the MACTS of Mangalagiri Area, which is functioning under JMJ Social Service Society, Nallapadu. As they were organizing Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDP) Training for Saree Printing through NABARD, I decided to learn a skill and utilize it to make a livelihood. Thus, was trained for 13 days in MEDP from 25/5/2016 to 11/5/2016.

After which, I continued practicing it at home and now I individually started stitching and able to put the prints with the help of blocks and earn Rs.1000-2000/per month. I am thankful to NABARD and JMJSSS who organized and gave me an opportunity to learn skill. I wish and hope that I will continue and develop to stitch different models in the days to come.

Field of Skill Development for Youth

Cheeli. Sudarshan Babu
BPO at DB Tech Skilling India
S/o CH. Yelliah,4-13,
Kothareddy palem,
Chebrolu, Guntur District


J.M.J SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY CENTER
DON BOSCO TECH
DEPARTMENT OF BPO
Loyola Nagar, Nallapadu,
Guntur-522005.

Living Circumstances: I, Ch.Sudarshan completed my Diploma in Bapatla. I am keen to study, and work hard so I spot to do skill development course and convinced my parents to join the BPO course which was given by DB Tech skilling India for the youth in collaboration with JMJ Social Service Society.

Family Circumstances- My parents takes care of my education and but I could not afford to continue further, in my studies was stopped, as I am at home without job. As I came to know about skilling India, visited centre at JMJSSS and expressed my interest to join the course. I am able to grasp the lessons what is taught in the class and does my work on time.

Achievement: I, Ch.Sudarshan a youngster who always wishes to get into a good job have joined DB Tech. I worked really hard to finish the course with good conduct and have done well in my Assessment. During the course, I was doing my on job training (OJT) at HGS received good remarks and hence received job offer as an employee.

Placement: I Ch. Sudarshan was offered job as coordinator for Tele calling in HGS. I am very happy with this job offer, and I informed my parents about my appointment and they were pleased with this opportunity given to me. I draw a salary Rs.7200 with accommodation and hike in salary every year. I am thankful to DB Tech and JMJSSS.

Muliki Jyothi
D/O Muliki Krishna
Dasari Palem Guntur -522005, AP
J.M.J SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY
DON BOSCO TECH
DEPARTMENT OF BPO
Loyola Nagar, Nallapadu, Guntur

Living Circumstances: I, M. Jyothi completed my 10th class in fashion designing at Government School. My father expired and I was brought up by my grandparents. I am keen to study, and work hard so I spot to do skill development course and convinced my mother to join the Hospitality course which was given by DB Tech skilling India for the youth in collaboration with JMJ Social Service Society.

Family Circumstances- My mother was taking care of my education and but after 10th class she could not afford to support my higher studies so I had to discontinue and was at home doing nothing, sometimes going along with mother as a domestic worker. As I came to know about skilling India, visited centre at JMJSSS and expressed my interest to join the course.

Achievement: I, M. Jyothi wish to get into a good job have joined DB Tech. I am able to grasp the lessons what is taught in the class and does my work on time. I worked really hard to finish the course with good conduct and have done well in my Assessment. I am placed at Kondaveedu Food Court as an accountant.

Placement: I M.Jyothi placed in Kondaveedu Food Court as an accountant department. I am very happy with this job offer, and I informed my mother and grandparents about my appointment and she was pleased with this opportunity given to me. I draw a salary Rs.7000 with accommodation and hike in salary every six months. I am thankful to DB Tech and JMJSSS.

Lakku Bhavana
D/O Lakku Bhavana
60 Feet Road, Guntur -522005, AP
J.M.J SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY
DON BOSCO TECH
DEPARTMENT OF BPO
Loyola Nagar, Nallapadu, Guntur

Living Circumstances: I, Lakku Bhavana completed my 10th class at Government School. My father expired and I was brought up by my mother. I am keen to study, and work hard so I determined to do skill development course and convinced my mother to join the Hospitality course which was given by DB Tech skilling India for the youth in collaboration with JMJ Social Service Society.

Family Circumstances- My mother takes care of me but she could not afford to educate me for my higher studies so I had to discontinue and was at home doing nothing. Those days I came to know about skilling India, visited centre at JMJSSS and expressed my interest to join the course.

Achievement: I, L. Bhavana youngster who always wishes to get into a good job have joined DB Tech. I am able to grasp the lessons what is taught in the class and does my work on time. I worked really hard to finish the course with good conduct and have done well in my Assessment. I am placed at Grand Nagarjuna as a Waiter.

Placement: I, L. Bhavana placed in Grand Nagarjuna as a Waiter department. I am very happy with this job offer, and I informed my mother about my appointment and she was pleased with this opportunity given to me. I draw a salary of Rs.7000 with accommodation and hike in salary every six months. I am thankful to DB Tech and JMJSSS.

Mattukoyya Koteswari,
D/O M.Babu, Tadikonda, Guntur, A.P
DB Tech Centre,
J.M.J SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY CENTER
DON BOSCO TECH
DEPARTMENT OF Hospitality
Loyola Nagar, Nallapadu, Guntur-522005.

Living Circumstances: I M. Koteswari completed my TTC in Vignan College. Even after that I could not secure a job hence decided to do skill development course and convinced my mother to join the Hospitality course which was given by DB Tech skilling India for the youth in collaboration with JMJ Social Service Society.

Family Circumstances- My parents takes care and educated me till TTC hence I felt, I should earn and care for them. That was the moment, I came to know about skilling India, visited centre at JMJSSS and expressed my interest to join the course.

Achievement: I M. Koteswari a youngster who wished to get into a good job have joined DB Tech. I worked really hard to finish the course and learn to earn and attempted Assessment and received certified certificate. I am placed in Sri Swagath Multicusine Family Restaurant Narasarao Peta as a waiter.

Placement: I M.Koteswari placed in Sri Swagata Multicusine Family Restaurant as a waiter. I am very happy with this job offer, and I informed my parents about my appointment and they were pleased with this opportunity given to me. I draw a salary Rs.7000 with accommodation and hike in salary every six months. I am thankful to DB Tech and JMJSSS.

Mattukoyya Suneetha,
D/O M.Malleswara Rao,
Tadikonda, Guntur, A.P.
J.M.J SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY CENTER
DON BOSCO TECH
DEPARTMENT OF Hospitality
Loyola Nagar, Nallapadu, Guntur.

Living Circumstances: I, M.Suneetha completed TTC in Vignan College. Having done TTC I could not secure a job then I came to know about skill development course and convinced me to join the Hospitality course which was given by DB Tech skilling India for the youth in collaboration with JMJ Social Service Society.

Family Circumstances- My parents takes care and educated me till TTC hence I felt, I should earn and care for them. That was the moment, I came to know about skilling India, visited centre at JMJSSS and expressed my interest to join the course.

Achievement: I, M. Suneetha a youngster wish to get into a good job and have joined DB Tech. I worked really hard to finish the course with good conduct and have done well in my Assessment. I am placed as an accountant in Sri Swagath Multicusine Family Restaurant Narasaraopet.

Placement: I M.Suneetha placed in Sri Swagata Multicusine Family Resturant as an accounts department. I am very happy with this job offer, and I informed my mother and grandparents about my appointment and they were pleased with this opportunity given to me. I draw a salary Rs.7000 with accommodation and hike in salary every six months. I am grateful to DB Tech and JMJSSS.

MEKALA HIMABINDU
D/O MEKALA SRINIVASA RAO
LEMALLE, Guntur, A.P
DB Tech Centre: J.M.J SOCIAL SERVICE SOCIETY CENTER
DON BOSCO TECH
DEPARTMENT OF Hospitality
Loyola Nagar, Nallapadu, Guntur.

Living Circumstances: I, M. Himabindhu completed my MBA in Vignan College. Even after that I could not attain a job. Having done MBA I could not secure a job then I came to know about skill development course and convinced me to join the Hospitality course which was given by DB Tech skilling India for the youth in collaboration with JMJ Social Service Society.

Family Circumstances- My parents takes care and educated me till MBA hence I felt, I should earn and care for them. That was the moment, I came to know about skilling India, visited centre at JMJSSS and expressed my interest to join the course.

Achievement: I, M. Himabindhu a youngster wish to get into a good job have joined DB Tech. I worked really hard to finish the course with good conduct and have done well in my Assessment. I am placed in Dharwin’s food court as a waiter.

Placement: I M.Himabindhu placed in Dharwin’s food court in waiter department. I am very happy with this job offer, and I informed my family about my appointment and my family was pleased with this opportunity given to me. I draw a salary Rs.7000 with accommodation and hike in salary every six months. I am thankful to DB Tech and JMJSSS

Field of Prevention of Trafficking and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re – integration of victims

1. Akshara came UJJAWALA home in the year 2014 from CWC Ongole.From the time she came UJJAWALA home her behavior was complicated due to influence of past experience. Regular counseling sessions made her a better person. Once she realized she said good bye to her past behavior and started new life with the changed behavior. She learned many skills for her future sustainability. She was cooperating and made use of all the available trainings and proved herself that she is responsible to carry on the work by herself. Fortunately she got good life partner and she is living happily in her married life.

2. My name is Madhu, lost my father at an early age, brought up by my mother. At the age of 16 went out from the house through the influence of neibour and I was sold to a stranger and he took me to Delhi to carry on Prostitution work. Same work carried on for some time, in between police ride took place and I was sent in Delhi to Rehabilitation home. Mean while polices investigated my native place, and they have given in news papers about the situation. My mother saw she approached the concerned and expressed her opinion, not willing to accept me back. I am belonging to A.P., so they brought me to J.M.J.UJJAWALA, Nambur.Here I learned all the skill trainings provided in UJJAWALA home. At the age of 21 I requested the Management to settle my life. I got married 8th Aug 201. My husband is working in the rice mill. After the marriage UJJAWALA management gave one Sewing machine. With that I am stitching Blouse and Bag, and marketing in the village, adding my earning for the family expenses.

Field of Centre for Awakening to Life’s Fullness

Radha:

Ms. Radha Vasanthi: Ms. Radha Vasanthi has come to us at the age on 21 in the year 2013. When she came she discontinued ANM nursing. However we tried she did not want to complete that. Then somehow we persuaded her to complete 2 years of TTC in tailoring. After she completed tailoring she worked as a tailoring teacher with us for two years. In the year 2017 we got her married to Mr. Rajesh, who unfortunately passed away in the same year in December 5th in a road accident.

Again Prajwala stood by her. We helped her to cope with the tragedy and to continue her life with focus and determination. Now she is starting to design and stitch tops of different sizes in collaboration with two other inmates of Prajwala. We are also making efforts to tie up with some readymade shops for marketing. Already one shop came forward to help us and however our exploration continues.


Madhuri:

Ms. Madhuri Devarakonda, was sent to Prajwala shelter home on 22nd November, 2013. She delivered and gave birth to a male baby who is 5 years old and began to go to school. Later we spoke with the man and his family. As he is separated from his wife long back he was so much willing to take Madhuri and her son into his life.

We helped him to get divorce legally from his first wife and got him married with Madhuri. Now their family is living in Tadepalli gudem and their son is going to school.


Lakshmi Tirupatamma

Ms. Kota Lakshmi Tirupatamma, 22 years old was sent to us on 13th September, 2015. We were asked to provide shelter and to help her complete degree 3rd year if possible. As she discontinued B. Com comp in 3rd year we helped her to complete it as a regular student from S.R.G Degree College, Hanuman Junction. She passed with 423 marks.

We helped her to learn Computers, and to take coaching for group exams. Now we are recruiting her as one of the staff members in the new wing ‘Open shelter for girls’.

Field of Family Development Program

Name Juel Tapno
Gender Male
Age 22 Years
Area Odisha

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

Dear friends I am Juel Tapno, hails from Ainthapali, Sambalpur, Odisha. We are four children one elder brother and two sisters I am the youngest one in the family. My father is working as a peon in the Bank and my mother is a house wife. My brother and my two sisters are studying and I completed my +2 in Gangadhar Meher College Sambalpur I passed I in third division in inter and in 10th also I got third division. I was much interested in studies so I told my parents that I don’t want to continue my studies, but they were unhappy with my response I was staying at home without doing any work.

Those days’ two sirs came for mobilization from JMJ Don Bosco Tech. they introduced all about the course and its uses. So, I prepared myself to attend the three month course. I took subject Retail sales marketing, I attended all the classes like guest lectures and mainly practical classes I learned a lot for my life through which I am with standing now. They have well prepared me for the interview and letter they send me for placement. At present I am working Sales Manager in Jharsuguda Bunkari India Shop. Per month I am earning Rs.10000/-

I am very much grateful to the JMJ DON Bosco Tech Society for providing for young generation such a wonderful opportunity and showing better future. To stand firm in the society.



Name Lakshmi Lama
Gender Female
Age 30 Years
Status Widow (HIV)
Area Odisha

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

I am very much privileged to share all my sorrows, pains, and finally the success in my life that, what I am now. Originally I hail from Nepal my parents came and settled in Odisha in my early childhood itself I lost my father, from then on my mother only took care of me in a very protective manner because I am only child to her, she has given me all the love that I want. I completed my SSC successfully, but there no further chance to go for studies, because of financial crisis. And I stayed at home helping my mother.

In the year 2005 I was given marriage, my husband was working in an Ortel (Sky view) office. there he was affected with HIV/AIDS and I was ignorant of that, he was under medication but not regular to that and he ended up his life in the year 2010 living me with two children, later I went for check up and got positive report I thanked God for my children because they are in good health, but I became so miserable and there was no support for me from my mother-in-laws side so I came back to my mother, she was the one who upholded me and my children. And within few years I picked up my health. But that time I did not find any work and besides to that I faced lot of rejection and discouragement from the society, even when my children goes to school they were not allowed to sit or eat with other children, I felt very bad about myself, that was the movement, I heard about JMJ CCC there I took regular counselling and mentally I was energised, every month I receive nutritional support from them.

Besides that I was also shown a way, through the project of “Save a Family” to live my life. At the beginning I started steel saman business along with my mother but there we found little bit of difficulty and stopped doing. At present I am working in a medical shop, monthly I am getting Rs.5000/- and the support which I am getting from SLF with that I am educating my children. I have two children boy-Bikram Lama is studying 7th and girl GunGun Lama 6th. They are very active and energetic in their studies as well as in all the co-curricular activities too. They understand my situation and they cooperate with me.

I am very grateful to God and the people who have come into my life’s’ journey in order to live a better life.

Field of Disability Program

Name Nilendra Sunani
Gender Male
Age 28 Years
Status Amblyonia and Albinism both eye Bilateral Nystagymns
Area Odisha

“Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.”

I have got a good chance to share about my life to all my friends. I am Nilendra Sunani, hails from Kantabanji, Balangir, D.t. Odisha. My father is working as a farmer and mother is a house wife, we have seasonal cultivation, especially in rainy season because there is no water recourse so other than that we don’t have any of the cultivation. So, in such times my parents they stay at home and they do some house hold works like, going for wage labour and Domestic work. Sometimes I feel pity for them because economical condition is very poor, they have to work hard for whole day and with that little money they have to educate four of us, and give food for us. We are four children, I am the eldest one and I have three younger brothers. I completed my 10th in Mandal High School and got good percentage, and I want to continue my studies and to have a better future but my family was in a financial crisis, that was the moment I was raised and supported by JMJ CHAI – LF, from then on I continued my +2 in Belpada and later I completed my Degree in Belpada Panchayath College in the year 2016, due to low vision I secured 55%, but I am happy with what I am and I never cause myself because God has blessed me with good parents and well-wishers. Because my physical problem and low percentage in studies I could not get job anywhere, but by all means I want to support my family so, I joined in printing shop and getting monthly 5000/- and side by I am preparing for competitive examination. And with the support of JMJ CHAI–LF my brother Rurendra also doing his Degree first year B.sc, in kantabanji vocational college. I want my brothers to complete their studies and see them settled in job. And few months back my father got paralysis and he was bed ridden, after long treatment he gained his health, we are happy that he survived but not going for work he has to take rest. At present all of are happy.

Problems come and go but it is we who have to make the problems in to opportunities. I am very much grateful to JMJ CHAI – LF through whom I and my brother received support to continue our studies and settled in job.

Name Reena Khadia
Gender Female
Age 25 Years
Status Paralysis with equinus right foot-30%
Area Odisha

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

We hear saying that, when we share our pains to others it reduces but when it comes to the joy, it double. Now same with me too. I am Reena Khadia hails from Padhanpali, Kilasama, Sambalpur, Odisha. My father is working as a wage labour, my mother is a house wife and she is suffering with T.B. We are two girls I am the eldest one, I studied till 6th class and my sister is studied till 4th.we have the desire to study and to settle in a better position but due to financial problem I discontinued my studies. In the year 2006 my mother expired and so there is no one to help in the family so I stopped going to school and I started helping my father and I was also going for daily wages. As you know I am physically handicapped, I found difficult to go to fields and to work, so I was staying at home and looking after the house hold works. But the money which is earned by my father it is only hand to mouth. By all means I want to support my family. That was the movement in the year 2016 JMJ CHAI- LF came into my life as a rain force and they introduced about the tailoring course I was so happy and wanted to join, so in our village itself they have arranged the tailoring tutor, it was three months course, successfully I completed my training. But there was no sewing machine for me to earn my livelihood.

The JMJ CCC took special responsibility, they collected all my certificates and submitted in disability office and within four months I got the sewing machine. I am very grateful to all those who worked for my betterment, now per month I am earning Rs.4000/- with which I am supporting my family, and in the society also some where I am recognized.

Nothing is impossible for us, but we should have the strong will power and the ambition to go forward in life.

Success -Trichy

Name Kaliswari Roja
Date of Birth 22.01.1993
First Name Pudukuti
Address Thondi (Post) Ramanathapuram, Thiruvadani
Name of Father N. Muniraju
Name of Mother M. Vasuki
Physical Condition Visual Impairment

Living Circumstances:

Kaliswari Roja is a visually impaired child from a poverty stricken background. She comes from Thiruvadani. She was born with her condition. Both her parents are cooli workers who earn a little money on a daily basis. They also do other small chores for a small fee. They often work three to four jobs a week to earn money. There are days when they could not earn a single paise and had nothing to feed their child. Her parents were too poor to look after her.

None of their neighbors tried to help or look after Kaliswari. Their area did not have proper sewage systems thus mosquitoes bred there. Their water systems were not hygienic either. Their house did not have any electricity or other basic requirements such as running water, toilets etc. Her mother often fell sick and hence could not look after the children. The child was not taught to perform basic hygienic activities such as combing, ironing her clothes etc because of her impairment.

Social Circumstances:

The parents did not earn money on a regular basis and stayed in a rented house. They could not pay the bills and look after their child simultaneously. They did not receive any formal education and were not supported by their relatives and friends. Kaliswari Roja’s parents had no plans on furthering her education. They were discouraged by others because of their daughter’s physical condition. They did not know about special schools for blind students. The neighborhood that they dwelt in was not very supportive of the family. They often mocked the family or said cruel statements to lower their self-esteem. Her parents faced much criticism from others.

Kaliswari Roja had a desire to continue her studies and achieve something in life despite what others around her said. Seeing her enthusiasm, her parents decided to find a way to help her achieve her dream. Her parents approached us and asked for our guidance. They wanted their daughter to be well educated and told us that if they had the funds they would be able to do so. But their financial and physical conditions hindered them. Kaliswari’s mother often fell sick and could not look after her. Her father also suffered from occasional back and joint aches due to his heavy labor. We were concerned for the child’s future as her parents did not have the resources to secure quality education for her. We enrolled her at our Home.

Interests and Characteristics:

The child was interested in delivering speeches. But she was very shy by nature. She did not have the capabilities to speak in front of a huge crowd. Even when she spoke to others she would start out strong but immediately stop and try to move away. She preferred to be alone and maintain a distance from others. We took note of her behavior and spoke to her concerning her timid nature on many occasions. Though she was shy she exhibited strong characteristics such as kindness to others. She was good natured and never back bitted. She looked after the children who were younger than her and listened to whatever we told her.

We enrolled her into a Government School and requested her teachers to encourage her to take part in extra- curricular activities as well. We provided a guide who would take her to the school and bring her back safely. We taught her how to comb her hair, wash her clothes, fold them and neatly arrange her things. At the Home we made it a point to let her mingle freely with the other children and motivated her to practice speaking in front of a mirror. Initially she showed a lot of will power but the results were poor. She would practice for days together for a speech competition but forget the words due to fear. But through this, we found out that she did not give up so easily.


The Assistance offered and Result/Progression:

We provided school fees for Kaliswari and bought her a school uniform. We also bought her some new clothes, combs, clips and other materials she would need. We also provided her with monthly medical checkups. We kept encouraging Kaliswari to keep practicing. She too began to put in more effort. She gradually began to practice her speech with other children at the Home. She was open to constructive criticism. Whenever we corrected her or asked her to rectify her style of speech she immediately did so.

Eventually she joined many elocution competitions and spoke quite well. She won first and second place in many interschool and inter district level competitions. We were proud to see that she began teaching others to perform effective speeches as well. She studied well and scored good marks. Later on we enrolled her into E.V.R Women’s College as she began to show an interest in English. We joined her into English literature and bought her the needed materials.

After she completed her Bachelor’s degree, she told us that she wanted to pursue her Master’s degree in English Literature. We helped her enroll for her Master’s Degree in English Literature in E.V.R Women’s College. We provided her with the needed books. We were glad to see that she was showing an interest in her studies. She was able to speak English well and voluntarily took English lessons for other children. She also spoke at functions that we held. People were impressed by the way she spoke. She was no longer timid. During this time she fell in love with a boy who she met during her time in college. She approached us concerning her interest in the boy.

She asked us to arrange a marriage for her. We then met the boy and spoke to him. We discussed plans for her marriage and told him to take good care of her. Following this we discussed the issue with her parents. After their approval we began to make plans for Kaliswari’s marriage. We then arranged their marriage and blest the couple. Today Kaliswari is a successful person. She is well known in her neighborhood. She and her husband live well and earn a healthy salary to run their family. She continues to keep in touch with us.

Name Nithya
Date of Birth 10.02.1992
First Name Nithya
Address Manachanalur, T.K Punampaliam, Thiruvalari, Trichy
Name of Father P. Nalaselli
Physical Condition Visual Impairment

Living Circumstances:

Nithya was a visually impaired child that was brought to our organization. She was from a poor rural background. Her parents were farmers. Her parents had no educational qualifications. She had five other older sisters. They had no educational qualifications as well. They could not make much money. They struggled to provide their children with the basic requirements. The child was not sent to school. They could not even afford to take Nithya for eye checkups. The child was not able to do anything on her own. Her parents had not taken the initiative to teach her how to perform simple basic activities. She did not have proper clothes or shoes. They lived on their farm in a small house. Since they lived on a farm their income depended on the amount of produce. If there was not enough rain they crops would not produce well that year. Certain crops were expensive but would not sell well. As a result their investments would not get covered. They even lived for months with no solid income.

Social Circumstances:

The parents lived in a secluded area. They worked hard to make ends meet. They had six daughters including Nithya. None of them were educated. The parents always worried about how they were going to help their daughters settle down. Seeing the condition of her parents, Nithya decided to try to come up in life. She wanted to rise above her problems and some day provide for her parents as well. Her parents took special care of her because of her impairment.

This made her feel even more driven to show everyone that she was capable to achieving great things. Though Nithya had never attended school she had heard about it and was very enthusiastic to attend a school. She told her parents that she wished to study. Since her parents did not have the needed funds, they brought their daughter to us. They too wanted their daughter to be able to study well. Her parents brought her to us. We then enrolled Nithya in our home.

Interests and Characteristics:

Nithya had an interest for computers. She was always fascinated by how they worked. She also had the ability to sing very well. She also had an interest in the natural environment. She also showed a deep interest for education and enjoyed listening to others read books. She too wanted to be able to read them. Nithya by nature was a very shy girl. She always felt awkward around new people. When we asked her to sing she would say things like ‘I can’t sing that well’, ‘I’m too scared’ or ‘I’ll sing some other time’.

We noticed that her fear of trying new things hindered her from following her dreams. She was a stumbling block to herself. She was not even willing to talk to the other children in the home. We were worried that the child might not improve at all. She was also very sensitive and cautious. She disliked going to new places.

The Assistance Offered and the Progression\result:

Once we enrolled Nithya in our Home we also joined her into a special school for the blind. We paid her school fees, provided her with books and bought her a uniform. We also provided her with good clothes, shoes and other necessary requirements. We also took her for regular checkups. We took note of her good singing voice as well. We began to encourage her to use her talent by taking part in competitions. She often refused and tried to ignore us. As for her academics, she was doing well. She scored good marks but only stuck to her studies. She avoided extracurricular activities all together. She did not have the confidence. We then started to counsel her to come out of her shell. We told her to be brave and achieve her dreams. Through our counseling sessions we were able to see a change in her attitude.

Nithya gradually began to take our advice and do what we instructed her to do. We saw that she began to enroll herself in singing competitions and she was able to secure first place in a number of competitions. She also began to sing in the programmes that we conducted. She observed how we conducted these programmes and even voluntarily helped us conduct these programmes. She began to MC several of our programmes. As a result she started to develop an interest in organizing events. We were glad to see her improve.

We also helped her improve her interest in nature by taking her on educational excursions. At first she refused to come with us but we would not take ‘No’ for an answer. We compelled her to join us. When she reached the site she was very enthralled by the beauty of the environment. She touched and smelled flowers. She also played with the other children in a dam. Though she did not go too deep into the water, she enjoyed herself.

After completing her studies in school she approached us and told us that she had an interest in computers. We then enrolled her in a vocational course. She learnt how to type, how to operate a computer and various other computer related things. Once she completed her course she successfully opened a computer centre. Today she is well settle in life. Her computer centre is doing well. She is well known by everyone in her area and we are very proud of who she has become today. She still keeps in touch with us and informs us about important things that take place. We also visit her from time to time.

Name Malar Vilzhi Pappy
Date of Birth 1993
First Name Pudukuti
Physical Condition Learning disability

Living Circumstances:

Malar Vilzhi was brought to us from an utterly poor background. She was from a rural area She had no parents. Both of them had passed away when she was very young and the only relatives she had were her brother and sister. Her sister initially began to take care of her. She looked after her but soon got married. After her marriage she found it hard to look after Malar Vilzhi. She was then sent to live with her brother.

Her brother was a daily wage worker and did not earn enough to look after her at the time. He too got married and had two children. As a result he was unable to look after her. Malar Vilzhi Pappy was had a slow learning disorder. She was not able to grasp knowledge as fast as others. She spoke with a slur and she would sit idly for long lengths of time. The children began to imitate her behavior. They spoke like she did and acted like her. Her brother and sister had noticed that Malar Vilzhi had a slower learning process than others. Her brother was worried that the children would become like her.


Social Circumstances:

Since the brother’s children began to imitate her, he brought her to us. On one hand he was worried that his children would become just like her. On the other hand he wanted her to learn to live independently. Malar Vilzhi had no formal education. She had not been to school. Her brother and sister also did not have any educational qualifications. We enrolled her in our home. Malar Vilzhi did not have clean clothes or shoes. Her hair was always unkempt and she had a bad odor. She had no one to teach her how to maintain hygiene or how to keep her surroundings clean. She did not even know how to properly brush her teeth.

We slowly taught her how to maintain basic hygiene by brushing her teeth, taking a bath and washing her clothes. She was not able to maintain this routine. So we set up a regular time schedule for her. We made her wake up early in the morning brush her teeth, take a bath, say her prayers etc. We also told her comb her hair neatly. We compelled her to follow this schedule every day. At times Malar Vilzhi would sit idle or sleep without doing anything.

We then counseled her to be bright and alert. Laziness will only ruin a person. Although she didn’t listen to us at first with firm discipline we were able to help her change. We also provided tailoring classes for her so that she could learn how to stitch and make handicrafts. She regularly attended these classes and improved her skills in crafts making. She was able to made small pieces of craft work.

Interests and Characteristics:

Malar Vilzhi had an interest in taking care of chickens and goats. She often said that she wanted to raise them. She used to observe how we took care of the chickens and goats and asked us to teach her. We showed her how to feed the chickens and collect the eggs. We also showed her how to feed and maintain the goats that we had on our campus. Malar Vilzhi was very interested and began to carry out these chores on her own. Every day she fed the chickens and goats and made sure they were always in their enclosure. We also encouraged her to learn how to keep her surroundings clean.

We taught her how to sweep the floor and mop it. As the days went by she began to sweep the floors and mop them on her own. She did a thorough job and maintained the cleanliness in our Home. We were very happy to see that she had improved and changed drastically. She was able to do all the chores on her own and did not require any supervision at all. She followed her time schedule diligently. She also encouraged the other children at the home to do the same.

The Assistance offered and progression\result:

We provided Malar Vilzhi with new clothes and proper foot wear. We bought necessary items such as soap, tooth brushes, combs, clips etc. Mala Vilzhi was very happy with us. She used to yell and shout at the other children but we taught her to be kind to them and treat them with care. She took our advice. Gradually her bad habits faded away. She took part in all our programmes and was a huge help to us. She helped us make proper arrangements for the programmes such as placing chairs, tables etc. After programmes were completed she would help us replace everything.

She was very friendly with the other children and did most of the chores around the campus. She looked after the children and the animals as well. She was able to make small works of art such as purses and decorations. We were very pleased with her improvement. We also taught her how to read and write since she was illiterate. We made it a point to encourage her to inculcate the habit of reading. She then began to read the newspaper on her own on a regular basis.

We were able to see that she had improved a lot. She was able to read and write. She could stitch and do various household chores. She also learned how to cook. She told us that she felt more confident and independent. We then met with her brother and sister and counseled them.

We told them that their sister was doing well and had improved to a certain extent. After discussing further with them they decided to let her stay with them again. We then took Malar Vilzhi back to her brother’s house. They were happy to see that she had changed for the better. She no longer sat idle but voluntarily helped everyone with the household chores. She currently lives with her brother and looks after the children.