CSR - Lives we touch

Mrs Abebha,

(Housewife, 48 years, Karamdai)

Abebha is a priced customer of Fullerton India. While she extensively helped her husband in their Diary Farming Business, she never let her thoughts of exploring other options of increasing family income fade away. Attending the CSR Alternate Livelihood training program arranged by Fullerton India proved to be a turning point in her life and she quickly picked the art of making bags using colorful wires. That was not the end of it. Abebha pursued this talent and decided to take it up as a full time profession and made bags of different colors and sizes. She easily earns about ` 100 per day and cannot thank Fullerton India enough for helping her supporting her family better.

Mrs Shahenazbanu,

(Khambat, Gujarat)

Shahenazbanu and her husband Aiyubbhai have been working as Embroidery laborers for the past 4 years. Their embroidery work earned them only ` 3000 a month. Thus, Aiyubbhai also drives a lorry to run their family of five. A few months back, Shahenazbanu attended an Embroidery workshop organized by Fullerton India Khambhat branch. In the workshop, Shahenazbanu learnt different kinds of Embroidery designs and other ancillary items like Zari work, diamond fixing etc. She also learned how to source materials and importantly where and how to sell the finished product. Post the workshop, Shahenazbanu purchased an Embroidery book and learned more designs on her own as well. Shahenazbanu now purchases cloth from the retail market, embroiders and sells the final product to Traders. She has already started earning an additional income of ` 2,500/- to ` 3,000/- monthly. Shahenazbanu and Aiyubbhai are now confident about achieving their dream of providing better education and to their children, ensuring a better future. The entire family is thankful to Fullerton India.

Mrs. P. Vasantha,

(Keelavalavu village, Melur)

Vasantha has been a Fullerton India Gramshakti patron for the last four years. In July 2012, Fullerton India changed her life for good. She and her husband both worked as laborers to support their family. In July 2012, Vasantha made up her mind on making a difference and attended a CSR Vocational Training workshop on jewellery making with semi-precious stones. However, in August 2012, misfortune struck when the granite company Vasantha worked in shut down and Vasantha lost her job. With a house to run and debts to pay, Vasantha’s newly-acquired jewellery making skills came to the rescue. Though she started with an initial earning of ` 100 per day, she soon expanded her business and also managed to train some women to work with her. With increased orders from buyers, Vasantha dreams of expanding her business further. She thanks Fullerton India for providing her with the opportunity to take charge of her and her family’s life and in helping her become a successful entrepreneur.