From a very impoverished family, Dinesh’s dreams of furthering his education and achieving a degree, looked impossible. With the help of an educational loan from Nandri, he completed his 3rd level education, enabling him to support his sister and her children and in turn, fund their education. Nandri has changed his life and the life of his family forever:
“My Name is Dinesh Kumar. I have a sister whose name is Anthonyammal. We belong to a poor family. With great difficulties my sister helped me to finish higher secondary education. I wanted to go college but my sister could not afford to send me for further studies. But luckily she was a member of a mothers group called Semparuthi which is one of the mother group formed by Nandri. She contacted the field staff and told her about my educational ambitions and the financial needs that I was facing. Nandri came to my rescue and gave me an Educational loan to pursue mu college studies. I finished my B.com Degree course successfully. I also finished ITI one Year course successfully.
Now I am employed and earning comfortably. I am now taking care of my sisters family and the educational needs of her children. All this was possible only due to the timely help by Nandri. I would be always thankful to Nandri and Mothers Group. At the same time I have resolved to help the needy children like me through Nandri.”
When Sagaya Vincent with the help of Nandri, managed to complete his schooling, his mother who had very little income, wanted him to get a job. She needed the money to help feed their family. An educational loan from Nandri called SHE (Support for higher education) enabled him to continue and achieve his degree and start his own business. Now his familys’ future is secure:
“My name is Sagaya Vincent. I belong to a village called Allikondapttu, Thiruvannamalai Dt. My mother name is Mangala Mary. She is a member of Mother Group called Lillie Annaiyar Group which is one of the Mothers Group formed by Nandri. Up to 7th std my mother somehow managed to help me study. From 8th Std onwards I was selected by Nandri for sponsorship. Up to 12th Std I studied with the financial help from Nandri. After finishing school I wanted to go for college education. I told my mother about my intention. But my mother asked me to find a job and help the family citing family financial strains. But the aim of going to college was burning in me.
I came to know from the Field staff of Nandri that they are giving educational loans to deserving students under SHE programme, which means Support for Higher Education. I informed my mother about it who also knew about the loan facility already. She approached Nandri and applied for educational loan. My mother received a loan for Rs.25,000/-. With the help of this amount I joined college studies. I finished B.Com and was employed for some time. I earned some money and took care of the family as well. Now I have a small computer center which is a source of good income. With the income from the computer centre I earned some money which was more than enough for my marriage.
All these were made possible only because of Nandri which took care of my school as well as college studies. I owe my present situation to Nandri and Mothers Group to which I would be ever grateful.”