Sumayya Ahmad

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A master trainer hailing from Amruthar village in Kunigal Taluk, Tumkur District, Karnataka

A master trainer hailing from Amruthar village in Kunigal Taluk, Tumkur District, Karnataka, Sumayya Ahmad embodies the mantra "Educate, Employ, Elevate."

As a fervent advocate for women's empowerment, her journey started in 2021 when she became a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM). In this role, she assisted local women self-help groups in generating a livelihood for themselves. Though she helped several women in securing livelihood, Sumayya herself lacked comprehensive knowledge about various financial concepts. She used to struggle with banking services and often was not able to guide her beneficiaries regarding their issues.

However, this changed when she underwent training in financial literacy through the Jaadu Ginni Ka program.

Empowered with diverse financial knowledge, Sumayya not only applied it in her own life but also ensured that rural women benefited from it. She initiated training sessions, focusing on financial management, applying for government schemes and entrepreneurial concepts.

One of her impactful works focuses on a self-help group (SHG) in the village of Amruthar. This SHG manages a sustainable organic farming cooperative, providing employment opportunities specifically for single women facing economic challenges. Sumayya's training enabled the SHG to maintain proper records, handle finances efficiently, and make sure that the members open bank accounts.

She encourages participation in savings schemes like Sukanya Samriddhi to secure the future of girl children. Additionally, she facilitated the enrollment of women in government insurance schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) to safeguard their families. Witnessing positive changes in her village, she observes a shift towards proactive and informed financial decision-making.

Her mission is clear: alter mindsets regarding spending habits and promote prudent financial choices. Sumayya's commitment to empowering women and transforming communities is evident in the tangible impact she observes, with people becoming more engaged and positive in their outlook. The integration of financial literacy into her NRLM trainings has proven to be a significant game-changer, and Sumayya expresses gratitude to Jaadu Ginni Ka for equipping her with the necessary knowledge.

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