I live in Bangalore with my family. I finished secondary school and have been working as a tele-caller, but I was eager to learn something new. It was important to me to get a good job because I wanted to help support my family. I saw a flyer about LabourNet near my home and thought it would be good to train to become a beautician.
Right now, only my father works and I wanted to do my part. I wanted to contribute.
I have four older sisters, three are married and no longer live at home, and my one sister lives at home but doesn’t work. My father is very happy that I will be able to help him now. I could have continued to work as a tele-caller, but I will make more as a beautician and can do more for my family.
Even when I get married, I will continue to work. I would like to even open my own parlor. I want to be independent and live my life independently. I just feel better when I’m working. I feel more confident.
Pushpavati, 19, is the youngest of five girls and a customer of Acumen investee, LabourNet, in Bangalore.