My income has not only given me a sense of accomplishment but also helped me in supporting my family which gives me immense joy.
From despair to accomplishment
I am 19 years old and live with my parents in a small village called Baori in Rajasthan. My struggles began when I was born. I was a specially-abled child. My father was a poor farmer with limited means. He and I dreamt that I would become a government servant, but I could not study beyond Standard 12 due to multiple reasons.
I sat at home in despair. While I yearned to be productive and to earn to change our lives, I could do little because I possessed no real skills. I did not know where and how to begin. One day, I attended an Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme conducted by the Baori satellite training centre of ICICI RSETI. I knew basic stitching and the community facilitator motivated me to enroll for the free ’Women’s Tailor’ course.
The course was a dream come true. I transformed into a skilled tailor under the guidance of my encouraging trainers. During the tenure of the course, I also learnt about managing my money and how to open and operate a bank account.
After I completed my training, I started working from home. Since I was the only tailor in the area, people started giving me small tailoring assignments. Today, I stitch all kinds of clothes and bags. My income has not only given me a sense of accomplishment but also helped me in supporting my family, which gives me immense joy! Thanks to ICICI RSETI, I feel that my life has just begun, and the sky is the limit.
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