Sharmila Jadhav At Faouji Ambawade. a village where almost every able-bodied man has joined the Army, 34 years old, Sharmila Jadhav turns entrepreneur and starts a desi chicken poultry to support her family. A 7th-grade pass, Sharmila who never got the opportunity to study further, understands the importance of education and supports her husband who is in Army by educating her 3 kids, Shill, Shravani and Mansi.
She attended a poultry training program conducted by the Swades Foundation. Initially, her husband and relatives did not support her and told her to quit the project but Sharmila was determined and stepped into this business. Sharmila sold the first batch of birds to a wholesaler for Rs. 24,000 and now is expecting cash to start flowing in through the second batch during September. With the festival of Ganesh coming soon, people from Mumbai are expected to visit her villages giving her the opportunity to earn more. Besides this, she also keeps a track of the birds and knows how to treat sick birds and takes necessary precautions.
Apart from Poultry farm business, Sharmila used to cultivate mushrooms and was also into other farm-related projects. During her free time, she also goes to the garment centre and does sewing related jobs to earn extra money and support her family.