ASHA Helps Woman Move Beyond Just Surviving to Live Life to the Fullest

From that day, she would visit me often, sometimes to give iron-folic tablets or to immunize my children or to just inquire about my health. One day, she cited her example and encouraged me to work and earn for the family. I told her that I had completed my secondary education but my husband does not like the idea of my working outside of the house.

She checked about children’s health and started a conversation around the importance of family planning and also prodded upon the idea of my working outside of the house. She reasoned without fear that these two decisions will only make life better for us. My husband was moved. A few days later, I asked my husband if I could look for a job. To my surprise, he gave his nod. I soon found one and gradually found a better one as a receptionist at a hospital. Pooja Didi was elated!”

Financial independence boosted my confidence. I started expressing myself. I told my husband that I know that the family desires to have a male heir but given that we already have two daughters and our income is also not sufficient to support this current family of six members including his parents. Thus, we must do something about family planning as we cannot bear the cost of upbringing one more child. My husband approved and asked me to inquire all about family planning from ASHA Didi. Next time, when Pooja Didi visited us, she explained all the family planning choices and clarified our doubts. We decided to adopt a permanent family planning method as we wanted to be free.”

These two decisions have changed my life. Not only am I free from the constant pressure of producing a male child but I have become independent too and also gained respect from my family and society. I am determined that my daughter will do advanced studies and become a doctor or a police officer. I have learnt not to fear life but to live life.”

Didi jolted me to think of making a change in the drudgery of my life.
One afternoon, when Didi came, my husband was home.

Each day, our team works tirelessly to add colors in the struggling lives of millions in need. With a steady resolve to bring quality life on the doorsteps of those who cannot afford it, we work on ground, sowing the seeds of opportunities in the homes of millions and ensuring that they grow and sustain into plants of peace and happiness and success stories.

You are the reason we continue and will continue to make a visible difference in the lives of many. Because you make us believe that helping hands are and always will be better than praying lips.

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