STITCHING FOR LIFE WITH SINGLE HAND
Though she has only one hand, she uses it to cut cloths and stitch garments. And the cloths she stitches do not have any handicap that her body suffers from.
Sushama, Puratheveli, Thirunellur, Alappuzha was born without the
right hand. Her father died
when she was quite young. And
now she has to shoulder the responsibility of the family consisting of her
sickly mother and younger brother who is a student.
learned stitching using her younger sisterís sewing machine.
As her confidence grew, she joined a tailoring shop to learn the
a 2-year stint at the shop she became confident enough to stitch on her
the past 15 years she has been at the job.
As her sewing machine broke down 6 months ago, she is now working
in a shop at Thekke Angadi, Chertallai.
says she is able to stitch up to 4 blouses per day.
sister has been married off. Undaunted by physical handicap and financial constraints, she
dedicates herself to her job.
Courtesy: Mathrubhumi, December 9, 2001
Contributed by: Administrator
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