Living in Sukali Village, in Beed district, Sangeeta Giri hopes the Nirmanshree project will help her accomplish her goal of being an entrepreneur. She is 36 years old and has 2 children, a 13-year-old girl studying in class 7 and a 17-year-old boy studying in class 11.

Around 10 years ago, Sangeeta and her husband started working as labourers in the construction and agricultural sectors. They hoped this large workload would place them in a better position to buy a home for their family and to afford an education for their children. Sangeeta attempted to conduct her agricultural work on leased land, but eventually realized that sufficient profits in the business lacked. However, through their hard work in the labour sector, Sangeeta and her husband were able to build their own house for their family.

Aware that the Nirmanshree project will also take place in Sukali village, Sangeeta was curious and excited by the notion of women empowerment and wanted to be a part of the project. She contacted Jyoti Lokare (Project Nirmanshree Enterprise Assistant, Habitat India) and expressed her dream of being an entrepreneur. She explained her previous experience of working in the construction sector and displayed her eagerness to participate in the Nirmanshree training program.

With the goal of acquiring technical and entrepreneurial skills, Sangeeta decided she was interested in marketing and the making of fly ash bricks. Finally, with the goal of starting a new enterprise, along with the support from the Mauli SHG members in Beed, she hopes to participate in the Nirmanshree project and ultimately be known in her village as an entrepreneur.