Finding her identity
In their discussions about the value of Independence, the artisans have shared their own stories. As children and young women they were not encouraged to make their own choices and they were not given many opportunities to achieve. Ramila came to Mumbai as a young married girl with no education. "I never thought I could do anything." Working at MarketPlace gave her not only financial help, but also an independent identity. She's now proud to have bought her own house and educated her children.