Nazia came to train in the Khusi Hona Women Empowerment Program in January 2017. Since her arrival in the program she has excelled in everything she has learned. Her dedication to craft not only shows in her work, but also her commitment to quality and beauty. Through the support of the Khusi Hona Empowerment Program she now has been able to create a home center where she continues to make malas and teaches tailoring to a select group of young women.
She is the eldest of 5 children and is married with 2 children of her own. Since her father’s passing she has taken on extra responsibility to care for her mother and younger siblings. Family is very important to Nazia and caring for them is her #1 focus.
We are blessed to have her be a part of our team of artists.
Lovetree Co Artist – Shilpa
Shilpa came to train in the Khusi Hona Empowerment Program in February of 2017. When she first came she was currently working at a tea shop 7 days a week 10 hours a day. She was very shy and would barely look you in the eyes. As the weeks rolled into months Shilpa’s whole demeanor changed. She came smiling and confident and proud of her amazing work. Her transformation is something we feel is the best part of our partnership with Khusi Hona.
The beautiful handcrafted jewelry our artisans make are just a bi-product of the life skills and confidence they receive from being in Khusi Hona women empowerment program.
Lovetree Co Artist – Reshma
Reshma began training in the Khusi Hona Empowerment Program in April of 2016. She shared with us “I wanted to join because I want to work, and at home there is serious need of money. Being a housewife sitting at home one can’t do anything and it’s tough for us. Lovetree & Khusi Hona has given me the chance to create a small business and and to generate much needed extra income for my family.”
It’s great stories like this that fuel our passion for creating sustainability in the families of our artists.
Lovetree Co Artist – Rakhi
Rakhi came to train in the Khusi Hona Women Empowerment Program in March of 2017. Shilpa and Rakhi are cousins but more like sisters. Rakhi was raised by Shilpa’s mother and they worked at the same teashop in Margao, Goa. She was looking for a better opportunity since she was newly married and with child. Rakhi was able to learn new skills and change her life path from being in the training program.