The ‘Harsh’ Self Help Group of Nayapura presents an example of empowered women through self-employment. The group has 10 members. The president of the group Manorama Devi carries out work of Hosiery (tailoring). Apart from these, she also carves statues from mud and Plaster of Paris (PoP). According to Manorama Devi, she had taken loan amount of Rs 7500 initially and then Rs 12,000 for the second time. She purchased the sewing machine out of the loan amount, she added. Before VAMA, she used to take loans from others at a high rate of interest but now she gets them easily at low rate of interest from VAMA MFI.