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From Worker to Employer: A story of Industry and Entrepreneurship

“God helps those who help themselves”, seems perfectly germane if we dig into the life of Khursida Khatun. Khursida Khatun is active member of JBS since last 2 years. She had acquired membership of JBS before eight years, albeit due to some financial reasons she had to withdraw from the membership. She has a family of 5 members consisting of Mr and Mrs Khatun, and three daughters. She proudly owns a slipper factory that employs around 5-15 happily remunerated workers (commensurate to the market demand).

Half a decade ago, she along with her husband was working as general workers or labors in the factory, which actually was owned by her elder brother. At that time, the factory was struggling to meet up with the market demands, when she took over the ownership of factory after buying it at Rs 800,000. Her previous experiences concerning factory’s working procedures enabled her to meticulously handle all fluctuations in the supply/demand and labour activities.

Notwithstanding the impedances, at present, she is an exemplary and successful entrepreneur. She almost singlehandedly runs the whole business setup. Her husband aids her in marketing activities. They have divided the workload into viz. factory work and market work, among each other. They sell (1000-7000) slippers per month corresponding to the market demand. According to her, she keeps a profit margin of Rs (20-30) on each slipper sale.

Almost everything in her factory is reliant on hand dexterity of workers. IMAG3899[1]She imported the workers from India, thereby circumventing the adversities of high wage and querulous behaviour; one has to encounter with local labour. She compensates her workers with handsome amount of Rs 15,000-20,000/worker per month, proportionate to their productivity. She visits Kolkata, twice or thrice every month to bring raw materials. Trading with Kolkata is cheaper and undemanding in comparison to other places.  Moreover, she pays a house rent of around Rs 10,000 on monthly basis.

She has internalized the sentiment of women empowerment in her family by catalyzing the bubbling passion of studying among her daughters. One of her daughter is pursuing CA degree in Kolkata while another daughter is enrolled in a nursing college in Bangalore. Her youngest one is 7th Grader in KVM.

To sum up, Mrs Khatun is an ingenious member of JBS, a booming entrepreneur, open-handed employer and a loving mother/wife who galvanizes every member and her employees as well to work hard and pave the path to glorious future.

Author- Raj Uprety

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Prize Distribution Ceremony 2016

Jeevan Bikas Samaj organized “Prize Distribution Ceremony 2016” on Saturday August 13th 2016, at Training Hall, Headoffice, Katahari-1. The award ceremony was presided over by Executive Director, Mr. Yogendra Mandal by lighting the ceremonious lamp. Joint Secretary, Mr. Rajendra Uprety, DADO; Information Officer, Mr. Mahendra Khadka, District Development Committee; Team Leader, Mr. Fani Lal Chaudhary, UNNATI A2F; Dr. Bal Kumar Khatri, Birat Eye Hospital and Chief Officer, Mr. Vivekananda Jha, Nepal Krishi Company were the guests for the ceremony whose esteemed presence added strength to the atmosphere.

The most desirable and competent staffs were honored with the awards for the Best Area Incharge, Branch Office, Branch Incharge, Field Staff, Office Helper, Social Work, Support Staff as well as Branch Incharge and Field Staff (Urja) for their contribution to sustainable development and improving the lives of people in the rural area.

Likewise, this year, the most prestigious award of JBS ‘The Jeevan Bikas Award’ was awarded to Mr. Dil Bahadur Bishwakarma. He has been serving as ambulance driver since 12 years. Without caring for time and handling every odd situation he had been passionate in his work and performed his responsibilities impressively.

The list of awardees who were honored under various categories is given below;

Best  Area Incharge Best Branch Office Best Branch Incharge Best Field Staff Best Office Helper
RanjanaNiroula          (Tankisinwari) Simariya Gyani Chaudhary (Itahara)

Sabita Rajbanshi           (Amahi)

Surya Narayan Mandal (Headoffice)
Mahadev Prasad Singh(Ramchowk) Rani Rajani Bhagat (Biratnagar) Tridev Mandal (Dharan) Yuvaraj Majhi (Ram Chowk)
Nimka Lal Rajbanshi (Birtamod) Chakmake Singheswar Mandal  (Sindhuli) Shiva Charan Mandal       (Damak) Shiv Narayan Uraw (Ittabhatta)

Jeevan Bikas Award                      :   Dil Bahadur Bishwakarma

Best Social Performance Award    :   Chhitaha Branch

Best Supporting Staff                   :   Rajana Shrestha

Best Clean Energy Performance Award- 

Branch Incharge                           : Rajani Bhagat

Field Staff                                    :  Amit Kumar Mandal

Executive Director and Chairperson of JBS Mr. Yogendra Mandal formally ended the program by thanking the entire JBS family for their overwhelming participation and inspiring performance.




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Annual Review and Planning Workshop 2016

Jeevan Bikas Samaj organized ‘Annual Review and Planning Workshop 2016’ on 28th Shrawan at Headoffice, Katahari-1. During the occasion, the review of the microfinance plus other credit programmes were made for the FY 2015/16. The department chiefs presented a detail analysis about the various activities conducted by their respective departments throughout the year, achievements, future plans as well as strategy for achieving the target. The members of JBS family including staffs from all the 71 branches and Headoffice were present on the occasion.




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