Artisan Neetu | Ajmer, India
Meet Anchal artisan Neetu and discover the impact your purchase has made in her life and the life of her family. Neetu hand stitches her name onto the tag of every fair trade product she makes, connecting you directly to her story. Read her inspiring story below, and learn about her journey to empowerment.
Children: Saloni- 16 years old in the 12th grade, Meenakshi- 14 years old in the 10th grade, Lalit- 11 years old in the 8th grade
Favorite Food: Dal and Rooti
Favorite Music: Kishor Kumar
Favorite Activity: Listening to music
Favorite Designs: Designs with cross-stitch on both sides
Biggest Financial Accomplishment: Purchasing land of 150 gajj in own name.
“We were earning before but the money was coming through wrong means and also it left a lot of free time. Life was dragging and we only thought it was all our fate. But, being part of Anchal gave us a new purpose. Now, we think about new ways of bringing positive changes in our lives, making new products, decorating our houses and create beauty around us. Thank you, you are changing our lives!”
“I have learned to measure with an inch tape and can make clothes for my children now! I never believed I could make something so beautiful. I enjoy working at the Anchal center and the homely environment.”
“While working at a construction site my husband fell down and fractured his leg. He was not able to earn for at least 3 months. At that time, the overall expenses of my house ran smoothly because of my earning. Because of the work I have from Anchal, in which I can work in my home, I was able to take care of my family, my husband and my children.”
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