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Vanilla’s Path to Financial Independence

Vanilla from Erode district faced severe financial hardships with her husband Sathish’s limited income as a construction worker at Amman College. With their son in the 3rd standard and daughter in the 1st standard at St. Xaviour Primary School, the family’s needs far exceeded their income of ₹400 per day. The financial strain led to

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Maheshwari’s Journey to Self-Sufficiency

At 27 years old, Maheshwari from Erode district faced significant family and financial challenges. With her father chronically ill and her mother working as a sanitary worker, the family struggled to make ends meet. Despite completing her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Maheshwari had to stay home to care for her father, leaving the family reliant

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Overcoming Financial Barriers, My Journey with READ’s Support

I am Shreenath, a 21-year-old from K.N. Palayam in Erode district, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree. My mother, a sanitary worker in Satyamangalam, struggles to make ends meet for our family, which includes my younger sister in 12th grade. With her meager salary, managing our educational expenses became a daunting challenge, leading me to consider

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How READ Empowered Me to Support My Family

My name is Poongnkodi, a 30-year-old from Erode district. Life took a difficult turn when my husband, once a daily wager, was struck by a psychological illness, leaving him unconscious and unable to work. With two children and the burden of medical expenses, my daily income was barely enough to keep us afloat. In this

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