Women in rural areas, despite having potential, often do not have opportunities to learn new skills and earn a living by themselves. Sunita who hails from Bagru Khurd village in Jaipur, Rajasthan was one such woman. She first joined the VTC for the basic and subsequently, advanced course on stitching and tailoring in 2014. She went on to join the production group and started earning an income of her own.
Sunita, who until having joined the VTC had never stepped out of her home, was often asked by her husband of what she would do at the centre. Upon completing her first order, she proudly put the money she had earned in her husband’s hand as a sign of the work she did at the VTC. Sunita continues to be an active member of the production group, supporting her family’s income through the work she does. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, she was involved in stitching masks for her community, under a special project run by the Trust.