How talks in his tea shop inspired Jitender to make a change in his village

Jitender Kumar’s samosas are famous. From morning, people queue up at his little tea shop for his
crunchy, crispy, golden brown samosas with spicy potato filling. It seems his samosas have cast a spell on Badanpur village in Barabanki District of Uttar Pradesh where he lives.

A silent social change in Uttar Pradesh

“It was always my dream to teach grown-up people, especially women, because I felt women should have access to education as it empowers them to live on their own. That’s why I was thrilled when The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) WEALTH project asked me whether I could teach women in the adult literacy class the project was planning to start in my village. Before my association with TLMTI, my identity was that of a daughter-in-law and I was confined to the four walls of my home. If I had to go out, someone from my family had to accompany me,” shares Pushpalata while introducing herself.

The will that paves the way

“I do not mind if my boys do not get higher education but I want my girls to be educated and well qualified”, Saroj Kumari shares her thought with conviction. 32-year-old Saroj, mother of 2 young girls and 2 young boys lives in Rasoolpanah village of Fatehpur Block in Barabanki district, Uttar Pradesh. She comes across as someone with strong leadership abilities.

TLMTI’s impactful women empowerment initiatives in Uttar Pradesh

The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s WEALTH (Women Empowerment through Advocacy, Livelihood Training and Health) project, based in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh is doing a commendable job in empowering women from rural communities in Uttar Pradesh.

Putting children back to school

The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) WEALTH project recently mobilised women from 17 self-help groups and school staff in 11 villages of Ramnagar and Fatehpur blocks in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh (UP) to conduct community-led rallies to raise awareness about education among the people in these villages.