Janat was uneducated, as her parents were very poor. She was married at the age of 10 years, went to her in-laws house at age of 15 and became a mother at the age of 17.
Her husband was a tailor. Janat came in contact with Arpana’s rural workers and became a member of a self help group (SHG). She started saving Rs.20 per month.
Then Janat became pregnant, took a loan of Rs.1,000 from the SHG for her delivery expenses. She often took loans from SHG, setting up new businesses to strengthen her family. She became a member of the Arpana Anmol Mahila Dugadh Samiti, which in turn, made her Vice President. Thoughilliterate, she did not hesitate to go outside alone to talk to shopkeepers, confectioners and college hostel to obtain orders for the Group. Now she earns Rs.4000 to Rs.5,000 per month.Today she is recognized throughout the surrounding villages as the “dudhwalla” (milkman). Her children are studying in a private school .