Bujji, 28, lives with her in-laws and two daughters. She had never used a smartphone but was determined to become a Saathi and help others. She took lessons and is now one of our best trainers.

Bujji trained her neighbour, a seamstress named Nagalakshmi, to use the Internet. Nagalakshmi used her newly learned skills to research sari blouse designs, and learn how to stitch more intricate clothing.

Nagalakshmi also researched sari prices online and is now selling her handiwork at triple her original price. She uses the extra money to send her daughter to the best school in the area.

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