Big Changes for Maya

2 Apr

After meeting with one of the groups of women we work with in Dehra Dun I was very excited to see Maya (pictured below) come towards me with some obviously good news. The soft spoken woman had a big smile and announced that she would be leaving her other jobs as a domestic helper, where each day she would spend a total of 4 to 5 hours cleaning and cooking in two different homes. “I am so thankful to leave that work and spend my time creating art.”

Due to the increase in demand for Hope For Women’s greeting cards we are able to offer Maya and other women stability – something that wasn’t in their lives beforehand. We are able to offer them a monthly wage as well as payment for each card they produce – money they can count on each month, and money that allows them to leave less-fulfilling and lower paying work that previously served as their base income.

“I’ll see you in the office tomorrow!” Maya said as she headed out to pick some flowers in our garden. “I am so excited to come to work!”.

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