Inspiring is the correct adjective for the women who stand up on their feet and become entrepreneurs.
The first stage is using worn out clothes to make katran by these artisans which is taken ahead.
The katran is taken forward to make rugs which are beautiful, artistic and decorative.
Kumari Manju's grandpa introduced dori maker which was taken ahead by her.
The dori / katran is taken forward to weave handicrafts which are beautiful, artistic and decorative.
“She was born in the village Kaalawas in abject poverty. Bala wanted to go to school but could not because of her family’s financial condition and social situation. Instead her widow mother taught her weaving and married her off to a carpenter. Soon she had a baby.
Bala was determined to make her child grow in better atmosphere and improved financial condition. She started weaving but earned very little till she became a member of Boond Se Sagar.
The organization is helping her get the best prices for her handicrafts. Her earning is not only contributing to run her household, make her child grow, pay for his education but it also has made Bala self reliant and satisfied.”
“Sunita Devi is 35 years old woman.She was born in Ajeetpura where life was hard and she had to give up basic necessities. After marriage she moved to Tunda khedee and after that she shifted to Dhigaawa, where she got an opportunity to learn weaving. By weaving she tried to support her family but the returns have been low. Inspire of being one of the best artisans in the village she does not earn enough to make the ends meet, as there are hardly any buyers of her products.
Boond Se Sagar is helping her craft reach people who appreciate her talent and pay her fair price”
“Sunita was born in Haryana's small village named Sholawaaarkeedaanee. She got married to a Dhigaawa's man.Her mother-in-law is a Aaganwadi worker and her husband is carpenter. Being the entrepreneur herself, She leaves no stones unturned to sell her beautiful handicrafts. She is an expert in knitting area rug.
She wants to connect with wider spectrum of discerning and conscious buyers. Boond Se Sagar is supporting her aspirations.”
“This Dhigaawa's girl had lots of dreams like any other girl while growing up. As she reached closed to completion of her higher secondary education she planned to be a stenographer. She took admission in stenography diploma course (ITI) but little did she know that pandemic would turn her life upside down.
Despite of being focused and eligible she could not continue her course as all the teaching institutes were shut. Due to the pandemic her family income was majorly affected. After trying every possible option, her weaving skills, which she learnt from our woman cheif artisan Kumari Manju, came to her rescue.She is skilled to make foot rest , area rugs along with Dari.
She now wishes to sell her handicrafts overseas as well. Boond Se Sagar supports her dreams.”
“Priyanka is 24-year-old girl from Dhigaawa. She completed her schooling and started weaving. She never refrained from hard work and her supporting family encouraged her..
To ease the burden of her marriage expenses she has been weaving beautiful products for her dowry.Along with dari she knits beautiful area rugs. Boond Se Sagar believes that no girl is a burden. Boond se Sagar condemns dowry. However it is happy that Priyanka is honing her skills as a weaver as it could help her achieve her dreams.”
“Santra Devi was born in a village name Jui and then moved to dhigaawa after marriage.She is the living epitome of a strong woman. She lost her husband. Despite her husband's demise and her being unlettered she did not lose hope and started earning by weaving for long hours. She raised her four kids and provided all of them best of education.
All her kids are happily married, but she still weaves magic with the dori made from katran. Boond Se Sagar is helping her achieve greater heights.”
“Taravati is a 50-year-old craftswoman of Dhigaawa. She was born in Ralwas Hissar. Her passion for weaving made her experiment with this art form. Over the years she has polished her work.
Unlike economically weaker women she buys katran instead of making it at home.She is an expert weaver of yogaa mats. Her fascination towards this art form makes create outstanding products.Along with weaving she is very fond of folk songs.
Boond se Sagar salutes such passionate women.”
“Rajbala was born in Sheeshwala village.Her financial conditions made her work as a craftswoman very early in her life. She is hard working and wishes to find discerning buyers for her handicrafts who have a great eye of intricate designs.
Her aim to give her family a better life. Boond Se Sagar wishes to take her talent to larger audience and help her achieve greater heights”
“Prita born in a small village named Devrala is an enthusiastic woman. As she moved to her in law's house after her marriage she started working in the fields with her mother in law. She learnt weaving at a very young age that made her accompany her husband's sister in weaving.Her dedication and hard work makes her best in her craft.
Her fresh approach is welcomed in Dhigaawa's women group.”
“She is the chief artisan of Dhigawa unit of Boond Se Sagar.
Kumari Manju has been schooled till class 12th. Her first cousin sister from Rajasthan taught her this beautiful art of weaving. Her grand father took out his long forgotten dori-making device from some forgotten corner of the house and started making twine from rags of his big household. Since his wife’s death that family tradition was lost. He was very happy and satisfied that his grand daughter had revived that family tradition
Kumari Manju has been up skilled in farming, household chores, stitching and off course weaving for last 12 years. Her desire to inspire every woman to stand up on her feet is praised by Boond Se Sagar and her clarity in speech makes her an amazing orator of Dhigawa Artisans Group.”
“She is from village Kherikala. She has studied till class 12.After her marriage in Jahangirpur she had to leave her course in nursing in-between.
Mamta Devi wished to continue her course but could not as she became a mother. Her quest to be an independent young woman brought her closer to Boond Se Sagar unit of her village. Now she is learning making Dori products in her free time.
“She is not educated, as her parents could not afford to send her to school. She wanted to study after her marriage in Jahangirpur but even in her in laws house she did not get a
chance to study because of extreme poverty.She used to cook mid-day meal in a school near her house. Since, Sonia Kumari became a member of Boond Se Sagar she has been trained in Dori work.”
“Born in the village Pattikalyana and married at an early age in Jahangirpur.She has passed marticulation. Raj Rani spent her life looking after the cattle of the household, working in the fields and raising four children. She used to work as a cook mid day meal to educate her children. Now her children are grown up and settled, she wishes to be role model for her daughters in law. She is learning Dori work as a member of BOOND SE SAGAR.”
“She was married of after her class 10th. Her parents in village Bupaniya could not afford to educate her farther. Since her marriage, in JAHANGIRPUR she has been earing a small sum by knitting and making area rugs from rags and stitching.
Recently she has started learning DORI work from the master artisan Manju Devi who happened to be her senior in the village. Pinky Devi is looking forward to lead a self- reliant life and create beautiful products from Dori.”
“She is an uneducated but hard working young women who dreams big and whishes to be an entrepreneur. She specializes in creating products from cotton twine that is Dori. Till date she has created hanging kitchen basket, space saving bookrack, laptop sleeve, mobile holder, Jumar, pooja basket and products of personal adornment.
Manju Devi is learning English and computers so that she can visualize her dream of taking Boond Se Sagar to various corners of the country and the world.”