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Candles light up poor woman’s life

bhopal Updated: Jan 30, 2008 11:07 IST

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Who says hardwork and dedication does’nt pay? For Sunita Rajput, who once struggled to make her ends meet, her will and determination finally paid off when she created a new record of self-dependence within four months with the assistance of Shahri Swarna Jayanti Swarozgar Yojana.

Besides, she has also transformed the life of many other women by providing them jobs in a candle-producing unit, run by her in Panna district.

About a year ago, Sunita's husband Ramesh Singh used to work as a taxi driver with a paltry earning of Rs 1,500 per month. She pitched in to contribute by acquiring training in making candles, provided by the District Urban Development Authority, Panna. Soon she started making candles from her home. Her decorative pieces easily found a market in Panna.

“First I started making candles in my house. Later, I realised it was indeed a lucrative trade,” Sunita said. This encouraged her to impart training in making designer candles, which could fetch her a handsome price.

Sunita was sanctioned Rs 50,000 as assistance but her hard work fostered her business and she could establish herself in half the financial aid provided to her. Today Sunita is earning Rs 5,000 per month and this has inspired her husband to join her in the trade.