Overcoming prejudice, differently abled people in two villages of Jabalpur district have come together to grow and market vegetables to earn their livelihood, inspiring many in the area.
The self-help groups in Budhwa and Jolly villages, situated around 50km from district headquarters Jabalpur, include members who are visually, orthopedically and mentally challenged.
Initially, not many were sure of the groups’ success. But for the past two years, the members have been proving their detractors wrong.
The economics and dynamics of the group are simple. Some members have land where they work collectively. The group also leases plots from other villagers on percentage basis.
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