He worked day and night to meet his family's necessities, sometimes even stayed half fed. His dedication towards work helped him to learn the techniques of mason work while working with other masons and contractors. But merely working was not sufficient to lead a stable life, especially when he was carrying the loan of such a huge amount. Meanwhile, he came to know about the livelihood restoration program supported by GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF). This is a special program for those who had contributed their lands to GMR Kamalanga Energy Ltd. (GKEL) in Odisha.
Sahoo attended the community meeting organized by GMRVF where he came to know that he could set up a variety of businesses and expand it with an initial grant provided by the Foundation. During counselling, Sahoo requested to show him the way by which he could enhance his family income. As he has was also amongst many land contributors, based on his skillset, GMRVF provided him mason tools worth Rs.30, 000/-. To his relief, this support helped him to begin with mason works independently.
Gradually, he became proficient in doing various mason related works and his income improved with more number of orders he was receiving. Today, he gets offers for several constructions works in his village and nearby near to GKEL, Tata BSL and BRG. His monthly income has increased substantially and has been able to repay all loans gradually.