We can help poor people by: Give them support, give them a hand or a hug. Give them moral support, show love, respect and make them aware that someone really cares about them. Give them economic support: Ordinary people can help poor people by giving economic support.
Today I am going to share my experience of meeting poor but skilful women of our society who live their lives with proud by working to support their families.
Few minutes of last year has totally changed my life. Here I share my story of being inspired by some skilful women of backward areas.
My mother was a school teacher and she used to go to teach in a backward area where people did not know about the concept of education specially women were unaware of their rights because there was no school there before and my mother was first person who opened the school in that area.
One day, I visited my mother’s school for helping her in the school and I accidently met mothers of students there. They took me with them to their houses and I saw that they were living in that area with proud and happiness that no one knows how they fulfil their needs of life. After some discussion they told me that they could sew clothes of different designs and asked them if they want they could show me their clothes. They became very happy and excited and ran to show their clothes which they sewed. They sewed them beautifully with modern designs. I was very impressed by them that they did not learn that skill from any professional institute but they made such a good and professional designs. I appreciated them a lot and saw smiles on their faces which make me realise that we never thought of such people who did not able to go to school and did not have any kind of support to live a good life. They live their lives by working in other people’s houses and did not asked any one for help. After listening their stories and seeing their beautifully designed dresses I came back home.
After returning home I was so disturbed. For some days, I did not realise that why I am feeling so disturbed. After a lot of thinking I realised that I wanted to do something for them by providing them a platform which would definitely help them to show their skills and made their lives easier to some extent. Then I discussed my plan with my mother and she agreed with me.
I planned that I would help them by giving platform where they came for 4–5 hours and I will provide them place and also unstitched clothes and they sewed them and my mother is a also expert in dress designing and she will help them in cutting and designing of dresses and I will sell them by using social media like Instagram and will give them some percentage of profit to them and some will be used to buy new unstitched clothes. When profit increased I will add those women in this process who do not know about this skill and other women will teach them.
I learned a lot from this experience. Before this experience I didn’t think for others but after this experience I found the purpose of my life that we should not just live life for ourselves but also for other by helping them to make their lives easier.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well”.
_Ralph Waldo Emerson