Sumera Salim

Kaarvan Alumnus
KCF Training institute


A widowed mother of two, Sumera has had a difficult life. After her husband’s demise, she moved in with her parents. Soon after, however, her mother passed away as well. Now she lives 0with her father, her brother, and her brother’s family. Her family disapproves of women working, but is unable to provide for her and her children; her brother is unemployed.

“Log mujhey iss qabil naheen samajhtey…yeh sab say baree ruqawat hai.”

She doesn’t want to be a burden to anyone. Especially, she points out, as prices are constantly rising. But Sumera isn’t one to despair for long; she has a plan. She will use the money she earns from using the kits provided to her to start a training center so that the women in her community will have access to the kind of classes she has had the opportunity to attend at Kaarvan.