Mahadevi Ganapati Arer is a resident of Arebayilu village in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Mahadevi and her family worked as daily wage workers at Arecanut plantations. They made a scarce living just like other residents of the village.
But unfortunately, her husband met with an accident while working at a construction site. She paid more than Rs 2 lakh for his therapy. The doctors said that he won’t be able to work again. After that, Mahadevi took up the burden of handling the family. Which also included her two sons who are students. Initially, she tried to resume working on the Arecanut plantations. But the earnings from there were enough to meet the expenditures of her husband’s medicine and the studies of her sons. That is when Mahadevi decided to enhance her earnings.
“My family was going through a lot of financial problems and I learned that working on the plantation will never help us out of it. That is when I began considering doing something of my own. So I entered a Self Help Group and an NGO offered us training in dairy production. Instantly I knew that this is what I want to do.”
With the help of the NGO, Mahadevi started becoming independent. She bought her first cow with a loan of Rs 70,000. She sold four litres of milk every day. By the end of the first month, Mahadevi was able to gain Rs.3480. Over time she saved sufficient money to purchase another cow. Within two years, Mahadevi was capable to buy two more milch cows to develop her business.
“Examining the path of the business, I chose to take a personal loan of Rs.6,00,000 to begin a full-fledged, full-time dairy business.”
Insydfeed appreciates Mahadevi for her Dedication and commitment towards her word. And wishes her a healthy life and Good Luck for her business.