Village Moravan, Karahal, District Sheopur, MP
Vajanti Gujjar is 40 years old. She lives in a village with her husband, who works as a laborer, and their four children: two sons and two daughters. In addition to taking care of her home, Vajanti i has another job: that of an Anganvadi Karyakarta. The Government of India pays her a small fee to raise awareness about health and cleanliness among women and children. For Vajanti, illiteracy was a major roadblock to helping others learn about health. Fortunately, thanks to TARA Akshar under Saakshar Bharat Mission, Vajanti Gujjar has learned to read and write in just 45 days, and her confidence level has increased tremendously as a result. She is thrilled with her new image as a literate woman, and is a very valuable asset to her community.