It has been more than a month since Ishrath has been staying home. The money needed to run her big, joint family has been slowly running out.
She has been working as a tailor, making garments for young kids, after receiving training from the Fatehnagar training center of Nirmaan. However, she and her family members have been idle because of the lockdown. She has been waiting for the silver lining of the cloud - when the lockdown will be finally revoked, and they get back to work.
It is then that Nirmaan has come to her rescue. To rise to the ever-growing need for face masks, and to offer a helping hand to women like her who are idle because of the lockdown, Ishrath, with help and support from Nirmaan, has used a double-edged weapon to wage a war on Corona.
After receiving training from Nirmaan, she has begun making masks. She earns around 500 rupees a week, which helps her transition through these tough times. To her relief, the silver lining has come to her before she expected.
A cheerful Ishrath thanks Nirmaan with eyes filled with gratitude.
Sree Lakshmi's story
Sree Lakshmi's world consisted of just her husband and her two college-going girls. In her 18 years of married life, she was contented with being a housemaker and a loving wife and mother.
One fine day, Nirmaan's volunteers knocked at her door, asking if she would be interested in learning how to stitch clothes at the Fatehnagar training institute of Nirmaan. Sree Lakshmi saw this as an opportunity to provide additional financial support for her children's education. Besides, she always wanted to learn how to stitch clothes, but could not find the right teacher. She was more than happy to accept the offer, and as soon as her training ended, she began doling out pretty clothes for children.
And then came Corona, followed by the lockdown, which made countless number of people idle, including her husband. Thankfully, she was not impacted because she switched to making masks!
With help from Nirmaan, she received training on making masks. She now earns up to 500 to 600 rupees a week making masks, which is enough to sustain her family at this time.
Sree Lakshmi is all praises for her teacher, Vanaja.