Meet Our Artisan

Dipmala a 32 years old women artisan of Indha migrated to Bijwasan from Aligarh, UP in 2003 along with her husband. The family migrated in search of Job leaving behind the agriculture which was not yielding enough for survival of family. The struggle cont A self-absorbed alcoholic, Pinki’s father takes money from his family for booze and is

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“Success doesn’t come to you. You go to it.”

Pavitra joined Indha 5 months ago. She learnt stitching before her marriage out of her interest. She is a mother of three children. Her husband works as a driver for a private company. They live in Sheetla, Gurugram. Pavitra wants to be self-dependent. Whatever she earns through Indha, she spends that money on herself. She feels very happy and self-sufficient, while working here.

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“Courage is nothing more than taking one step more than you think you can.”

Meenakshi has been working with Indha for ten years. Her husband works in a private company. She has three children and wants them to get a good education, as she left studies after the 5th class due to unavailability of school in her village. “I always wanted to get self sufficiaent and self dependent. Literacy India provided this opportunity to me,”said Meenakshi.

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“Stop doubting yourself , work hard and make it happen.”

Parveen is 20 years old and has been working with Indha for amost two years. Recently, her family migrated from Najafgarh to Daulatabad in hope for a better life. She has four sisters and one brother. Her parents works in a private company. She and her sister works with Indha to support their family. She left study after 9th class. “My family doesn’t want me to study further due to family problems. I’m happy that I’m learning something with Indha and earning to support my family,”said Parveen.

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“Dream bigger. Do bigger.”

Aasha is a mother of two children, has been working with Indha for two years. She got training in Stitching from Indha and now, working for us. She is from Uttar Pradesh basically, now lives in Gurugram with her family. She is one of the best artisans in INDHA. She wants her children to get a good education and bright future. Like her name only, she is very hopeful about life.

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“A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for the success.”

Khushboo has been working with Indha for two years. She got training under the Karigari Project of Literacy India and now, working as Indha Artisan. Her husband works in a private company. She is a mother of two children. Khushboo left studies after 8th class due to unavailability of school in the village. “My children are small and I have time to utilize. So, I want to learn new things in my life. I feel very happy here,” said Khushboo.

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“You are the creator of your own destiny.”

Veena lives in Sheetla with her husband and children. Her husband works in a private job. She has been working with Indha for three years. She got training under the Karigari Project of Literacy India and now, working as Indha Artisan. She has three children. She joined Indha out of her interest. She is very interested in learning new things. Along with this, she is utilizing her time in the best way.

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“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”

Shakuntala is one the most elder artisan of Indha. She has been working with Literacy India for almost ten years. She was able to support her family till now and still, working. Due to the old age, her husband’s health is not good and he cannot work outside. Her son works as a security guard in a private company. The financial condition of her house is quite stable, but she is not ready to quit as she wants to be self dependent. We salute her courage and determination in this age.

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Pinki the is the youngest child in the family and lost her father at the age of 9 years. Her 55 years old widow mother still has to earn her livelihood because Pinki’s 3 brothers no longer support the family and lives alone in Carterpuri in Gurgaon. At the A self-absorbed alcoholic, Pinki’s father takes money from his family for booze and is

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“Your life unfolds in proportion to your courage.”

Neelam has been working with Indha for ten years. She is a mother of two children. Her husband works as an auto rickshaw driver. She left studies after 8th class as she got married. She joined Indha as a learner and now, working as Indha artisan. “I have been  working here for a long time, it’s like a family now. All I want my children to get a good education and better life,” said Neelam.

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“It takes courage to believe that the best is yet to come.”

Ten years is a long time. We started as students and now, earning with respect, it’s all because of Indha and Literacy India,” said Kiran. Kiran, who is a mother of two children, has been working with Indha for ten years. Her husband works in a private company. She left studies after 10th class due to marriage, but she faced every challenge with courage.

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“Stars can’t shine without darkness.”

Suman is a mother of two children and has been working with Indha for seven years. Her husband is an auto-rickshaw driver. She left education after 10th class due to family problems. She joined Indha to learn stitching, so that, she can support her family. “I am supporting my family with my earnings and I’m happy that I’m self dependent,”said Suman.

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