Able and Can

Able and Can !

Able and Can

My Home Work Saichandan Mohanty, is your regular 25 year old young man; a closer look at him, however, tells you a different story.  A story of grit and determination! Saichandan was born differently abled to a family of four in the Kandhmal district of Odisha. A secondary school pass out; he always took a keen interest in arts and crafts since his childhood. Building on his passion, Saichandan enrolled himself in a vocational training of bamboo crafts.

With the help of his father, he started a business of bamboo craft, selling decorative items such as planter boxes, containers, picture frames and other gift items, making a small profit of Rs. 1000 per month. However, this wasn’t enough to sustain the family of four including his younger sister of marriageable age. Saichandan also aspired to construct a pucca house for his family.

In April 2013, Saichandan took a loan of Rs. 50,000 from Annapurna Microfinance Pvt. Ltd. to help him expand his business. The loan has also helped him to venture into a new business of running a dairy farm. He now earns a comfortable profit of Rs. 5000 to Rs. 6000 per month. Saichandan has now employed five young men who are also hearing and speech impaired as he is.

Need Help With My Homework Assignment A model youth for his community, Saichadan is grateful for the support that he has received from Annapurna. More importantly he is proud of the fact that he isn’t a burden on his parents and can fend for himself and his family!

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