Manjula A, Vegetable Seller, Kurudusonnehalli village, Bengaluru

Manjula A of Kurudusonnehalli village in Bengaluru is a Widow and a mother of a 17 year-old son. With a limited income of INR 300-400 per day from her and no savings, it was very difficult for her during the COVID-19 lockdown to manage as she was unable to meet the family expenses with her meagre and inconsistent income. Paying for her son’s education and medical expenses for her elderly mother was putting a heavy financial burden on her.

Manjula applied for help from PURE India Trust, our team helped her procure a pushcart to sell the vegetables and fruits. Now, her daily income has increased two-fold to INR 600-700.

Earlier, Manjula was stationed at one place, but now, empowered with a mobile push-cart, she can move around and sell in nearby communities, apartments and societies thus expanding her customer base.

Manjula is now confident that she can improve the family’s financial situation. She is also planning to expand her business by taking orders on the phone for home delivery of vegetables and fruits.