Jayaben lives in Sutrapada near GHCL’s Soda Ash plant. She is a member of a Self Help Group promoted by GHCL Foundation.
Jayaben has many responsibilities. She helps on the farm, takes care of livestock, cares for her bedridden mother-in-law and does all the domestic chores too. Initially, she was unable to attend the SHG meetings and GHCL’s training and exposure visits . Other SHG members regularly attended and updated her. But Jayaben was enthusiastic and whenever she got some time, she tried to attend the meetings. Inspired by the training she started a small saving of Rs.100/- every month. She opened a bank account, learnt about banking transactions, withdrawing money from the ATM and some basic accounting too.