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Agriculture continues to be the mainstay of rural livelihood in most project countries.

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IMSE changes the lives of Bhanumoti Das and her husband

Display Date: 6/25/18
Forty eight year-old Bhanumoti Das lives with her husband Golok Das and two sons. She hails from a very poor family and her husband was addicted to alcohol. It became increasingly difficult for Bhanumoti to live with her alcoholic husband who wasted all their hard earned money on liquor. Her sons had already separated, so with no one to support them financially, they were pushed towards the edge of poverty. In 2001, Bhanumoti joined IMSE Mahila Samiti and began training in handloom. After completing the training she wanted to join IMSE’s production centre, but her husband refused to allow her to join the production centre and started torturing her. Bhanumoti then approached the IMSE Family Counselling Centre for help. IMSE Mahila Samiti members visited her house 3-4 times to conduct motivational counselling sessions for her husband. Golok confessed that he drank only to escape from his state of poverty. He owned 3 bigha of land which had been mortgaged to a villager. IMSE sanctioned a loan to Golok and it was decided that he would repay the loan by taking up labour jobs. The Mahila Samiti remained in close touch with Golok and monitored his progress to ensure that he did not go back to drinking and finally their persistence and Golok‟s will power won and the loan was repaid. IMSE was successful in providing Golok Das and his wife with a dignified and fulfilling life. (SEWA) http://www.asiapacificfarmersforum.net/imse-changes-the-lives-of-bhanumoti-das-and-her-husband/#.Wy3c7UEi1AE.facebook