Kamakshi’s income provides support for her recently widowed mother. When she first joined the production house she hardly smiled due to the situation at home. The care for her parents rested on her shoulders. Although young and very beautiful, the prospects for her future are daunting. Since joining Jacobs Well, she has grown in confidence, smiles more and recently modelled some of the western designs.
Radha’s income for years supported her parents and her brother’s two children including their education. Seven of them were living in one very small dwelling which flooded constantly and had no clean water or electricity. Radha has risen up through the ranks and is now a capable pattern cutter, and part of the management team. She has recently married and her increased earnings enabled them to move out of their slum dwelling to a house nearer to work, with access to clean water and electricity.
Ruth is married with two lovely young girls but is ignored by her wider family as the boy child is much more favoured. This means she has no help from her in-laws. Her income provides stability to the family especially in these unprecedented times. Fortunately with support from the charity her children are able to attend school. Ruth travels the furthest to work and despite resistance from her husband, reliably comes because she finds friendship and safety at the production house.