Gajo Manusri is a SoochnaPreneur who lives in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. Before joining the program, he ran a small grocery shop, earning just enough to cover the family expenses. He wanted his children to study well and thus admitted them into city school. But, paying the high fees was another mountain job.
He approached the SSP program team and sought their support. Gajo underwent a two the digital training programme to advance his knowledge and skills. Soon he opened up a centre to provide the digital services to the community, like govt. entitlements, aadhar card, pension scheme, online form filling, printout, photo copy etc.
It was a relief for the community; they needn’t to travel to distant places anymore. With an increasing number of queries, he explored to find the latest information on the schemes. Over the next few months, he enrolled many households from his community under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna. It is because of his relentless effort that so many household in his village now has a gas connection. He also helped students to online apply for scholarships and other schemes.
Above all, he charges a reasonable amount. Now, he not only runs his digital information centre but is also involved in other projects and an advocate of digital empowerment. According to him, a reliable source of information would make life easy and secure.