Asubi lives with her five children in Guwada Village of Tijara block, Alwar district Rajasthan. Due to the tragic loss of her husband in 2018, Asubi is responsible for supporting her entire family. Her reality is such, that sometimes, arranging for one meal a day for her children gets difficult.
With the support from the community people, Asubi learnt about a scheme run by State government, according to which her three children were entitled to receive benefits from the government. Asubi applied for the entitlements under the Palanhar Yojana several times but her application was rejected. Each trip of her to the government office was waste of money and hope, but she never got to know the reason for rejection.
One of her advisors told her to visit Spoke center, run by DEF. 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, Asubi’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 Rs.500 monthly to her bank account.
Today, her three children are also enrolled in the school, as a part of the Palanhar Yojana and the family is financially better than before.