Sushila’s husband works as an auto rickshaw driver and his income was not enough to support a family of five members. Even though she wanted to help with the financial situation at home she did not have any skill to earn a living. However, Sushila was determined to find a way out. She approached Literacy India’s Karigari programme and was immediately enrolled in the centre. She started taking stitching and tailoring courses. She soon learnt how to stitch ladies’ suits of different styles, blouses, petticoats, bags, pouches, and accessories. Being resourceful and versatile she made maximum use of the resources provided to her.
She started stitching clothes for people residing in the neighborhood. She also learnt some skills required to work in a beauty parlour. Currently she earns Rs 2,500 – 3,000 per month.