byDaljit Gharti via web
Mr. Singh Bahadur Tamata is Dalit 29 years old by age and a husband of one wife and father of 4 sons. He has been living in Khayad Rural Municipality Ward No. 1 Bumkada in Seri. His early days were spent by going to India as a seasonal migrant to earn daily living. Going out daily for daily wages was the need for my family members. As his forefathers' property, a piece of Land and a house was for his family. For the survival of his family members, he had struggled much more than he imagined in the past. In the midst of his day to day struggles, a hope sprouted after he became Group Facilitator of "Gaon Sudhar" Self Help Group (SHG) formed by INF Nepal Mugu Branch in Seri. Days passed by and he eventually got an opportunity to get seed money for income generation activities by the decision of SHG. The members of the SHG decided to his favour and received Rs. 20,000 (Twenty Thousand Rupees) for installing a grocery shop in his community. His wife and he himself reached in conclusion to start a grocery shop just before six months. Nowadays he normally earns from the grocery shop Rs. 600 to 800 per day. Mr. Tamata is happy with what he has started as an alternative way of daily wage labour and seasonal migration to India each year. As he shared with INF Mugu Staff, "I have saved 90,000 (Ninety Thousand Rupees) and I have material at the shop that equals about Rs. 1, 00,000 (One Lakh) yet to be sold". On the one hand, he is existed to see more bright days in the days to come and on the other he wants to forget about the days which were dark and fearful with uncertainty. He even does not want to recall the painful past gone through tears and troubles in steps that he moved in India. He is thankful to INF Nepal Mugu Branch for the support provided him to do something in his own home place with his family. He is planning to add more goods for sell so that he could earn sufficient for his family members. He has addressing family urgent needs from the shop which he has been running like fooding, clothing, and sending his children to school. His wife is with him to make him stand firmly on the ground where his forefathers lived since years back.