Rita Devi, a housewife from village Kushinagar, took a step forward by getting engaged in an alternative livelihood intervention of ‘Thonga’ making. Thongas are a potential alternative to poly bags, which are made out of dried and cured leaves. Along with Rita Devi there are a couple of other women who are engaged in ‘Thonga’ making. Each woman can produce around 300 pieces of Thongas in a time frame of 3-4 days, which helps them earn Rs. 150. Now, Rita Devi is ready to take this initiative forward by motivating and training other women to create a sustainable livelihood for themselves. Team Mrida is thankful to her for being an essential element of this captivating initiative.

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