Sisiliya is 36 years old. She lives with her mother, brother and sister-in-law in Rampur. Her father died in an accident 20 years ago. They had hard times. Her mother went to work in a brick factory in Ranchi and she also did jobs in construction so at least her brother could finish his studies and get a good job. Now her brother has a job in the army and is staying for some months in Jammu, Kashmir.
Sisilya “Before joining Solids workshop Paces Crafts my main occupation was working on the rice fields of my family and helping my mother in the household. I am not educated well since I only went to school till the 8the grade. For this reason I knew I would not get a job anywhere and the agriculture job was very hard. I was wondering if I would ever be able to earn a proper income for myself. Then I heard about the workshop Paces Crafts and got curious about the skills that where taught in this place. When I started I didn’t even know how to hold a needle, but with time and effort I learned how to knit. This job made me independent. The first salary I got was used to pay the construction workers at my home. I feel very proud about the new skills I learned and that thanks to them I can support my family with the wage I receive. Once my mother told me “you are like a son to me” because I take care of the family with my earnings like normally sons do. This moment made me very happy and proud.
'I'm so happy to work at Paces Crafts. I was so convinced that I would never have a fine job as I didn't finish my studies. I really believed this! Now I have a job and I'm so proud of it. I never expected this to happen in my life! »
#From difficulties to hope
#Learning new skills
#Getting recognition from family