08 Jun Short stories of our DANFE girls Part II
The moments here working with all the girls always makes me feel that I am empowered. I’ve learned from the scratch and now I know I can do a lot more. Taking tailoring training has not only boosted my lifestyle but it has reduced by pet peeves a lot. This training is more than just a tailoring training, for us it’s about knowing what we can do, to what extend we’re able to do and combining all the knowledge we get from this whole training was very practical for us. My family used to have a lot of financial problems when I was a small girl, the situation we lived in were harsh but now that I know I am doing something and that I don’t have to ask people for any financial aids it feels as if my life has taken a good turn.
First when I came to Kathmandu I was quite scared you know and walking alone is what scared me the most. But after a while staying here, learning all the techniques and qualities of a good tailor it has been a boon for me. I’ve felt more secured, happier and more confident in what I do. I’m really thankful for this opportunity that has been provided for me. My father is the head of my family but he’s concerns are less to our family, this had been a problem since the beginning. The past years had been very difficult for us but since I’ve started earning for myself and my family it has become a greater experience for all. Being able to stand on my own feet is one of the experience I thought would never come across my path but it did and I’m very glad that there is a small contribution from me for my family.
Contributed by Ayeesha Joshi.