Mrs. Harshada Madan Modi, Om Sai Mahila Bachat Gat
With the hope of getting some work or job,
Harshada Modi moved to Pune with her husband
and two children. When she came to Pune, her
monthly domestic expenditure was about 5 to 6
thousand rupees. Her sole aim for her children was
for them to have a good education and to make her
Her husband tried to fulfill the needs of the
family but nothing was assured. While the stress
of the future needs was ever present, her husband
suddenly stopped getting work. The only option
before them was to go back to their village.
Going back to their village meant expecting
defeat in face of challenges and she was not ready
to concede defeat. As she was contemplating ways
to solve the problems, she got to know about
the Bhimthadi Jatra. To make a final attempt
she participated in the Bhimthadi with the Amla
candy that she could prepare. In her first year of
participation in the Bhimthadi, she earned a profit
of Rs. 5000.
As she worried about what to do once
Bhimthadi gets over she started getting orders from
the customers whom she met during Bhimthadi.
With a strong will and her eye on the objective she
started her relentless journey. She started marketing
her products in exhibitions which are held all year
long. She started participating every year in the
Bhimthadi Jatra and with the help of other women
in Bhimtahdi she picked up skills like packaging and
labelling the products.
Harshada Modi who was contemplating
leaving the city, today owns her own small scale