She scuttled around quietly helping her mother look after her siblings, and shielding them when her drunken father was in a rampage. All she knew was fear, pain, hunger and sorrow. She thought that was how it must be for everybody. That was her Life.
Then her mother received a little gift – a visit from a relative in a neighboring village who told her about CORD and the support programmes for women like her and her family. Now her mother is self-sufficient, a member of the women’s committees, a part time trainer and a happy mother.
Mira and her siblings go to school. This is now her Life. One gift – transformed four lives. All this within one year. Within two years, Mira’s mother was actively engaged in community work, and had invited her mother, her sister, her sister-in-law and their families to join in. (and some 3rd, 4th and 5th cousins for good measure) That’s another 4-5 families lives transformed forever! And they in turn, became empowered, educated and so the community as a whole grew.