Rubina lives in Karod Paka, Lodhran. She married after she completed her 8th grade of education. After marriage, Rubina applied her knowledge of machine embroidery, applique work, sheesha work, shadow work and various of tankas; she learnt from her mother to start her own home-based business. With over 20 years of work experience, Rubina has formed a group of 10 artisans with whom she works closely to complete market orders. Rubina shares that her greatest joy is making and gifting her children handmade clothes. She is working diligently to finance herself a trip for Hajj or Umrah.
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Shamshad Mai, Bahawalpur
Shamshad resides in Dera Bakha, Bahawalpur. Chunri work is her family’s legacy. She learnt the trade secrets of this craft from her mother and grandmother. With over 25 years of work experience, Shamshad also visits Lok Virsa exhibitions every year to study the changing trends of the market. Shamshad confides that initially she had a poor grasp of business and financials but through sheer grit and unrelenting dedication she crafted her own entrepreneurial path. Now is ready to explore and engage with the digital market.
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