Manju Kanwar Shekhawat

Beautician and stitching
Self-made couple
42 years old
Luniyawaas, Jaipur

Manju’s husband works as a tailor in an export house. He taught Manju to stitch to perfection. She is a quick learner and learnt the basics of beautician too. Basic, but perfectionist skills have helped her build her own customer base.

She got her stitching machine with loans from Arth and now has 2 sewing machines and interlocking machine and now earns about INR 3-4000 every month. Both have built their own house from scratch and today have all amenities a typical house should have. She now intends to buy material for stitching clothes for women.