Pics of my visit to Shoshana sewing Centre, Bapatla.
This time i would like to share the background details of some of the women at our sewing centre, Bapatla and the situations in which they are getting the training course.
I would like to share the story of a girl named Guravamma who has been taking stitching training in our sewing centre, Bapatla since july-12.
Guravamma is a small girl of 15 yrs of age. She is a school drop out. She finished primary education in a Government school. She had to give up studies in order to support the family.
Her problems really started when her mother got sick and died of throat cancer two years back. Her mother was a daily worker. She comitted suicide by cutting her throat , unable to bear the pain from cancer leaving behind four small children and husband. Guravamma's father was also a daily worker but he was addicted to alchohol after his wife died and now he too got sick and unable to work.
|Guravamma with her father and sister|
Guravamma and her elder sister who is 16yrs old are working as domestic helpers for their living. They are living in a very small incomplete house with meagre facilities. Both are running their house with a very little income they earn.
Very sad to see the small girls working very hard for their living where as other children of their age are in School.
This is all what they have. Her younger brothers who are 13 and 11yrs of age are studying in a Government school.
|Guravamma with the Instructor Manjula at her sewing class.|
Besides the training she also need a sewing machine so she could set up her own work place.
She is very thankful for the support she is getting from Germany to continue her class.