I became a widow when I was 30 and I became an entrepreneur when I was 35. I relate how the situation made me an entrepreneur. The loss of my husband was the greatest change in my life. For a moment I felt my life was over. Ours was a joint family with 18 members. Im not well educated but I know I was the best homemaker. I dint get any support from my in laws house after my husbands death. They felt afraid that Ill ask my husbands properties. I was left alone with my two children. We were helpless. We lived separately in a house. I started making home made pickles, fruit jams, sambar powder, tamarind rice mix, buttermilk and sold it. I suppressed my grief and started a new life for my children. I joined a free cookery class conducted by tamilnadu government and received certificate. The organization provided me an opportunity to work as a cookery teacher. Then I started a home business of selling hand embroidered sarees, salwars, bedspreads, floor mats, foot wears, hand bags, Tupper ware, one gram gold jewellery. I also learnt jewel making. I make nice jewels out of beads. I run a tailoring unit with 3 members. We do machine embroidery, hand embroidery, cut work, bead work, sequins work, zardosi work. We have lots regular customers.
I like painting. Now Im running a summer camp for pottery painting. >I am happy that I convert my dreams into reality. Hence I have achieved a great success. >Moral of my story:Hard work can do wonders. <