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"The solar lamp increased my study hours"

"The solar lamp increased my study hours"

“I joined the ASA Pathsala when I was in class seven. I used to attend the classes on a regular basis as I found the classes beneficial. Having achieved the target of attending more than 70% of the classes, I was presented with a solar lamp. Using the lamp increased my study hours. I am from a remote area of Assam and electricity is scarce where I live. The solar lamp meant I did not have to use the kerosene lamp for hours, which leads to pollution.” - Dipjan Gup

“I have always aspired to be a doctor..."

“I have always aspired to be a doctor..."

“I have always aspired to be a doctor and joined the ASA Pathsala four years ago to support my dream. I was one of the first students attending the Pathsala ASA India connected me to Narayana Health and their Udayer Pathe program. They even helped me submit my application, and I got selected there after clearing the entrance exam. I scored 92 percent in the Madhyamik examination. My mother is an ASA India borrower while my father is a tailor and our family income these days is not substantial as my father is not physically well. I have been trying to clear the joint entrance examination to pursue a medical degree. The scholarship money obtained from ASA India has helped me to purchase costly books for my studies without putting any additional pressure on my father.” - Khushi Gorui

"After the skill development training, I stated my own cloth making business"

"After the skill development training, I stated my own cloth making business"

“I have been associated with ASA India for the last 11 years and at this moment have borrowed a loan of INR 30000. I am 45 years old and my husband died when I was 31. I own a grocery shop where I invested the money from my previous loan. After completing the skill development training with ASA India, I started my own cloth making business as well. I make four to five pieces of cloth every day and have my clientele in the nearby areas. For my business, I work two to three hours daily, based on the demand. I used the profit from my cloth making business to reconstruct the grocery shop. ASA India is my extended family and has helped me a lot all through the years. I have been provided with in depth training, with the help of which I have diversified my business.” - Sherina Bibi

" I had no clue that I am diabetic as well until I attended the health camp"

" I had no clue that I am diabetic as well until I attended the health camp"

“I am an ASA India borrower and currently on my second loan cycle. I was aware that I had high pressure, however, I had no clue that I am diabetic as well until I attended the health camp organized by ASA India. I liked the help and support of the doctor as well as his assistants a lot. I had had a nagging pain problem in my legs for some time and when I shared this problem with the doctor, the doctor advised me to reduce my weight to make the pain subside automatically. The doctor gave me undivided attention during my diagnosis. The health camp was really helpful for me but I really wished that the medicines would also be provided in the camp itself.” - Chabi Biswas

"I used to struggle with seeing properly at night"

"I used to struggle with seeing properly at night"

“I have been associated with ASA India for the last three years and am on my third loan cycle. I used to struggle with seeing properly at night, but had not visited an eye specialist before. I attended the camp organized by ASA India and was diagnosed with an eyesight problem. I was very happy with the services I received during the camp. The doctor explained my problem clearly and I have specifically requested for a health camp in my area in the near future.”- Rehana Khatun

"People from far away (4+km) come to take water"

"People from far away (4+km) come to take water"

“The water plant built by ASA India is near my home and the quality of water is excellent. Other places have water that has white residue on it when kept for two to three days. People from far away (four kilometres or more) come to take water from the ASA India water plant. Previously, I used to purchase water in barrels for which we had to pay around INR 250-300 per month. Now I am getting better quality water without paying anything.” - Manjuri Biswas

"The condition after the floods was really bad..."

"The condition after the floods was really bad..."

“The condition after the floods was really bad. Water had risen to a dangerous level in my home and we had to take shelter at a nearby school with the children. On informing the ASA India staff, they told me that I can pay the interest when my condition improves. I went to the specially arranged health camp by ASA India along with my husband and children. I was diagnosed with a diabetes problem during the tests, something I previously had no idea about.” - Aleya Bibi