Ramanjinamma of Kanganahalli took a Women’s Fund assistance of ₹ 14,000 in February 2000 to purchase a crossbred cow. Of this she had to repay ₹ 8,400 by 2003. Remarkably, she has managed to pay back her loan within a year itself. The cow produced 16 litres of milk a day and calved twice. She has built a shed for them and has started work on building a house for herself. Her father has registered 0.5 acre in her name, on which she planted Ragi and has harvested 3 quintals! The hay from the crop translates into additional saving.
Her daughter has finished her primary school and Ramanjinamma is very supportive and encouraging about studies and the future. Economic development has instilled visible confidence as can be seen from her vocal participation in matters relating to delay and allotment of government built houses in her area. The loan returned by her was used to assist Sarojamma, another CSU Member from the same village.