Miss Laxmi Anantrao Tekam stays in a slum behind RBI quarters on Amaravati Rd. She is 35 years old and 10th fail. Her old mother, herself and her brother were struggling together for their living. Mother was on the job of washing utensils in some households. Brother was a daily wage earner.
Laxmi had an old sewing machine on which she tried to make her living by doing stitching job. She was not getting enough work because she had only basic skills. She had no money for the skills upgradation. One day her mother passed away.
It was the first time in her life she realised that she has to support herself completely. One of her friend in the neighbourhood introduced her to NGO AROHA. She was counselled by Komal, the social worker of AROHA about the opportunity of advanced training.
At Uddyam center she learned the measurements, fitting and styling of garments. She says ” Market always requires new styles and designs and I am happy that I got an opportunity to learn it”.
She completed advanced tailoring training programme at Uddyam centre. Now she is able to stitch beautiful fashion blouses. She had a new beginning Now she is very happy that everyday she is getting customers.
She has started earning around Rs, 4000/- to Rs. 5000/- per month. She is I am able to support herself and at times is able to help her brother. She has transformed in an independent woman, who can now live with respect now. She is grateful to the NGO AROHA and Larson & Tourbo Public Charitable Trust for reaching out to her.