“As a woman, the Foundation has provided me with a safe environment to learn and grow!”
“Seeing myself evolve from a tailor to a trainer has given me a lot of confidence in my abilities. Today, I provide financially for my family. My parents now encourage me to work and are assured that I am working in a healthy and safe environment.”
Born and raised in a simple family, I began working at the age of 17 as a tailor for a big garment manufacturer. For 10 years I worked at the same job with erratic hours and no potential for growth. The long hours were a hindrance and my family began to object to my work.
I heard about Industree through a friend and joined a producer company facilitated by them. I joined as a tailor and within 3 months I was promoted to the level of Sample Tailor (where I learnt how to produce an entire garment). Industree Foundation provided training opportunities and I also learnt management skills and was soon promoted to Supervisor.
Today, three years into my association with Industree, I work as a trainer, teaching other women how to be efficient supervisors. I have also been given training in computer applications and assist with administrative tasks, including data entry work.
The Foundation provides a safe environment to grow and learn. Every employee has an 8 hour/day work contract and is provided with a pick up and drop off transportation service. Everyone is respectful of each other. Management encourages women to join the Foundation, and gives them a regular income and job security - better quality of life.
“Seeing myself evolve from a tailor to a trainer has given me a lot of confidence in my abilities. Today, I can take care of my family on my own. My parents now encourage me to work and are assured that I am working in a healthy and safe environment.”
In the future I plan to open my own boutique. I owe this confidence to my mentor Poonam, who encourages me to show my real potential. I see myself getting married and continue to grow professionally. Until I find that special someone, marriage can wait!