Akhtari had never thought of raising her children alone, but the death of her husband put her through difficult times. With three children to look after and earn a living in Jakhopur village located in Alwar, Rajasthan was undoubtedly a daunting task.
With the support from her community people, Akhtari learnt about a scheme run by the State government, according to which her children were entitled to receive benefits from the government.
Therefore, she applied for the entitlements under the Palanhar Yojana several times, but every time her application was rejected without knowing the reason for the rejections.
One of her well-wishers suggested her to visit Spoke center, run by Digital Empowerment Foundation. The Spoke center coordinator found that her Aadhar Number was not linked with the Jan Aadhar Card, which was the reason for the rejection of her application. Soon, Akhatari’s children were registered as beneficiaries and a total sum of Rs.3000 monthly started to flow in her account. In addition to this, the center coordinator also connected her with the Widow Pension Scheme, a government program to support the widows and she started receiving additional Rs.500 monthly to her bank account.
Today, her children are enrolled in a school and the family is financially stable.