KAVI From Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand

My name is Kavi, I belong to Jaspur, District Udham Singh Nagar (Uttarakhand).

My father used to be a daily wage laborer and he used to paint walls for work too. There are 7 members in my family, my father being the sole breadwinner. Our economic situation was not good at all.

Family income was completely dependent on my father's daily basis, as he sometimes got a good job, but other times he returned home empty-handed. It has been so many days in our family that we have not been able to eat properly due to lack of availability of food.

One day my father met with an accident while he was painting a tall building. He had lost his balance and had fallen to the ground from the 5th floor, we rushed him to the hospital and his leg fractured badly. / / & gt;

It was a heart-breaking moment when the doctor said that he would never be able to stand on his feet. All hopes for our family were shattered and suddenly we realized that we had not done anything that could meet the family's expenses.

I was just 18 at the time and decided to start work somewhere. However, due to lack of skills, no one was offering me a job.

I never wanted to work as a laborer like my father. I was creative and wanted to do something different in my life.
As a result, I enrolled for a sewing machine operator course at the PMKK center in Udham Singh Nagar and started my training. / / & gt;

Here, at PMKK, I was learning a skill that is considered to be for women and men are less knowledgeable in this field.

I was learning sewing & amp; amp; Sewing there. When this course started, I never thought that this art would become a part of my life and I would start enjoying it. I spent a good time in class and I used to practice on a lot of electric powered sewing machines at my center.

Soon I realized that I could turn my skills into a business and earn from it. To achieve this goal, I started working in a boutique to earn some money and this decision helped me financially to myself and my family.
& gt; After working there for a few months, I had saved enough to open my own sewing shop where I now work and try to improve my life.

I really & lsquo; Self-Employed & rsquo; Happy to be called.

I hope that in the near future I can grow my business with the help of my skills.

उधम सिंह नगर,