Livelihood is critical to combating poverty, especially for people with disabilities. Dalima Kumari lives with her family in a small village in Bihar.
Dalima grew up as an ambitious girl who wanted to work. Her disability was not the only hurdle to cross; being a girl had its challenges. When she wanted to complete her education, she was burdened with household work. When she wanted to be independent, she was bounded by the tie of marriage but, her destiny had something else planned for her.
One day, she visited a workshop organized by DEF. She showed her interest in volunteering for the Samarth SoochnaPreneur programme, after listening to the beneficiaries speaking about how their lives changed because of the program.
Today, she is running a digital information centre and helping people access their rights and entitlements. She is vocal about girls rights. Dalima’s new source of income acts as financial support to her family and along with that, she is also able to continue her higher education.