Meet the Mason of Manpur who leads a debt-free life now
29 April 2021
Debendra Sahoo, a 25-year-old skilled mason from Manpur, Odisha, leads an affordable livelihood today. With practical knowledge and experience in construction work, Sahoo is a well-known mason in his village and nearby area. But things were different a few years ago.
Some eight years ago, Sahoo could barely manage the day-to-day needs of his family. Survived by his wife and two children, Sahoo, a ninth pass individual was forced to work as a labour under a master mason. He would barely earn Rs. 100/- a day. He lived on breadline due to such low income. Struck with poverty, he was forced to take a loan of Rs. 30,000/- from a finance company for the treatment of his wife. The amount was huge for him to repay, besides managing his family's daily needs.