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.”