Manjit Kaur, Tailoring Centre, Dhanoa Kallan Village

Manjit Kaur living in Dhanoa Kallan village in Attari, Amritsar, Punjab, is a mother of three children. Her husband left her seven years ago; since then, she has been taking care of her children on her own. Her eldest son, 14 years old, works as a daily wage earner for the household. Manjit also does thread work and earns Rs 6 per day.

We selected her application after visiting her house during the mobilization process for our My Village My Business program in Amritsar, Punjab. Our team on the ground helped her procure a sewing machine and set up her tailoring business at her own house. She has started getting more work and is now earning well.

Manjit is now financially independent and can look after her children.