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25 APRIL 2012, Chak Padri Village, Rampur block, Jaunpur District, Uttar Pradesh, India..Geeta Jaiswal (45 years old) from Kasheru Bazar village, Rampur block is a beneficiary of the Financial Literacy for Financial Inclusion programme. .Says Geeta: "I have three children but my husband has been sick with TB for 6 years. I would need to go to a money lender before to pay my husbands doctor bill. The Self Help Group taught me how to use money. Now with my savings I don't need a money lender and we can pay for my husbands illness. My kids can go to school and not work".Geeta works in the fields and her daughter provides for the family with a wage from UNDP..The UNDP/ IKEA Foundation are collaborating on long term projects in  Rampur block  to promote women's empowerment through Swaayam. Swaayam - meaning 'by oneself' - is a women's social ,economic political and legal empowerment project implemented since 2009 across 500 villages with the aim of giving women the power to transform their own lives and the lives of their children and communities. Picture by Graham Crouch/UNDP25 APRIL 2012, Chak Padri Village, Rampur block, Jaunpur District, Uttar Pradesh, India..Village women attending a Functional Literacy meeting  at Chak Padri village.The UNDP/ IKEA Foundation are collaborating on long term projects in  Rampur block  to promote women's empowerment through Swaayam. Swaayam - meaning 'by oneself' - is a women's social ,economic political and legal empowerment project implemented since 2009 across 500 villages with the aim of giving women the power to transform their own lives and the lives of their children and communities. Picture by Graham Crouch
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