From Suffering a Divorce to Becoming a Social Awareness Champion

By- Yukta Mudgal

Here’s the story of Sushma Kumari from the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh

A Juggler

From being a farmer to a bank worker and a social worker, Sushma Kumari wears many hats.

Life as a Social Worker

Sushma works in the State Bank of India and helps marginal farmers to open their bank accounts and benefit from government schemes. 

Divorce and Thereon…

In 2005, Sushma had to go through a difficult divorce. Her struggles motivated her to help other women farmers to raise their issues.

Helping Women Farmers

In the rural parts, Sushma addresses women’s issues such as gender inequality, divorce, harassment, and domestic violence.

Women Now Earn Rs 1-1.5 Lakh Per Month

Sushma helps women sell raw turmeric, and mushrooms making them earn more than a lakh per month. 

President of Nari Sabha

Seeing her efforts, in 2017, she was made the district president of the Himachal Nari Sabha, National Federation of Indian Women. 

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