Family pressure forced Lalita to quit school in Class IX and marry at an early age. Ambitious by nature, she overcame these odds to work for the welfare of women from her community.
Four years into her marriage she joined a Self-Help Group (SHG), but after one year, the SHG got dissolved. This did not stop her, and she motivated 15 like-minded women to form another SHG in her village. She was trained on bookkeeping and accounting skills by Hindustan talks livelihood program, that helped the group to manage their finances better, build their corpus and develop leadership qualities.
Lalita is today a president of mahila shakti group, which is a group of 30 SHGs from kedla block, Jharkhand, and is the mother of 3 children, the eldest of whom is a 10 student. She is also the first person to raise her voice against injustice towards any women from her neighbourhood.

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