Marijina Khatun hails from a small village in Murshidabad district, West Bengal. Even though she has always wanted to support her husband who is a daily wage worker, she could not find anything suitable due to her disability. During one of the program interventions by the Digital Empowerment Foundation in her community, she came into contact with one of the DEF coordinators, where she shared how her family is struggling to make ends meet.
The coordinator then enrolled her in DEF’s digital literacy program, where she learned about various digital tools. After successful training, she became a Samarth Soochnaprenuer and now runs her own digital centre in her locality. Through her centre, she provides services like Internet banking, E-governance related services, printing and training on digital literacy to her community. Through her dedication and hard work, she is not only financially supporting her family but also developing her confidence to run a business on her own.