We love sharing stories of the women who, as part of a skills-training program, sew together Punjammies. The Sudara Stories series highlights a few of these strong, amazing women. Today, we are honored to introduce Kanni.
Kanni’s Story of Hope and Freedom
When Kanni first arrived at one of our partner centers, she was very close to ending her life. She struggled with suicidal thoughts and was deeply depressed. Her marriage had failed and she was living separately from her husband. To make matters worse, she was struggling to afford the tuition fees needed to send her daughter to school. Kanni desperately wanted to find a way to support her self and her daughter, but with no employable skills finding work was very difficult and paying for a training program was impossible. With the help of our partner center, Kanni was able to complete a beautician course and graduated in January 2017. After her graduation, the center was able to provide Kanni with a microloan and she opened up her own salon in May. She is now able to take care of her family and take pride in running her own business.
Thank you for investing in and empowering women like Kanni to create a new life for herself. You can read more Sudara Stories here. And, find the Punjammies we named in honor and celebration of Kanni here.
*Photo and name have been changed for identity protection and personal safety