On 10th August 2012, a self help group of people with disability was facilitated at village – Simra of Jama block in Dumka district. There are 10 members in this SHG by PWDs. Earlier the group was not functioning smoothly due to different view points of its members. After proper training, capacity building initiatives and support, the group became active and named as Bambhola group. A meeting was convened and office bearers have been appointed after a fresh election. Now they hold monthly meetings and collected Rs. 11000 as group saving.
Bambhola group has provided Rs. 5000 each for its 3 members for their livelihood activities. One member was supported to start tailoring business and he is doing well with a daily income of Rs. 100 roughly. While two others are engaged with goattery and they too are earning attractive amount with comparatively less effort. Bambhola group is important in this area as the group members help to other PWDs and play key role in advocacy to get disability certificates for them. Also the group has shown a way for economic independence and an empowered identity to PWDs; they need for community based rehabilitation.