Pariyabai Banjara, 75-year-old woman, lives with her husband in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh. The couple had no means of livelihood and sustaining themselves was getting tougher by each day. Our Soochnapreneur Poonam met the couple during one of her field visits. After a detailed interaction with them, Poonam figured out that despite being eligible for the social security pension by the government, the couple never received it due to lack of some documents.
She immediately discussed the matter with the Sarpanch and Panchyat Secretary and fulfilled all formalities related to the pension within a few days. After a month, Banjara and her husband received pension money for the first time, relieving them of stress. The Soochnapreneur initiative has been helping many elderly couples avail government schemes across districts and bringing to them a ray of hope.