Saragadam Kumari of Haripalem village comes from an agricultural background. To augment her husband’s income she joined a tailoring shop.

Five years later, her earning was still less, and Kumari joined the tailoring skill upgrade programme of BCT. She learned fashion designing and stitching blouses, children’s clothes etc.

She next started her own enterprise and was earning Rs. 200 per day. When her community wanted to learn the work, she started training them as well. Today her earnings have gone up to Rs 5000 per month, a substantial amount