When Arti was a young girl, she saw one of her friends helping her father who was a tailor and that’s the moment when Arti dreamed of becoming a tailor one day. She later got married but never forgot about her aspiration. She expressed her desire to her sister and sister in law who also wished of having a job other than a homemaker. A neighbour who was attending the Vocational Training Unit of PBKOJP, told the 3 sisters about the tailoring course.
Arti, Ragini and Rinki immediately enrolled in the tailoring course where they learned useful tailoring and design skills and made many friends as it was an opportunity for them to socialise with other women outside of their home. They successfully completed the one year training and with the confidence they developed while doing the course, they convinced their husbands and fathers to allow them set up their own tailoring business. Arti’s father in-law bought a sewing machine for them and the 3 sisters have set up their business making salwars, tops, blouses, churidars and more from their home. The PBKOJP tailoring trainer has assured them that she will lend support whenever they are in need.
They are inspirational role models for women to follow their dreams and break the barrier of a patriarchal society.