Working with women living in diverse difficult circumstances is very humbling and inspiring in many ways. When they smile, in spite of what they have to go through, we are filled with deep compassion and respect for them. We went to them thinking we would change their lives but, in fact, it is our lives that are changing. These women are so strong even in their vulnerability, so warm and affectionate even though they were never loved or wanted as daughters themselves. As wives and mothers, their struggles are endless but they always smile… :) We will leave you with some very impactful sentiments expressed by some of the women we work with:

  • I never was given milk as a child as it was my brother who got the best first. Now, I make sure that my daughter gets the best first! She is as precious for me as my son is…
  • Working as a prostitute is the most humiliating and exploitative profession in the world. I died every day when I had to sustain that way. Now, I feel a new respect for myself…
  • Whatever I could not enjoy as a child, I ensure that my daughter gets. She will also get the best education possible. I used to worry a lot as to how I would do it but now I have courage and money. I will work more and earn more money and make her a Doctor….
  • Anchal has given us a new hope but we need more work… We are prepared to work hard…
  • It is difficult for me now to return back to a decent respectable life but I will never let my daughter get in to this….
  • I never thought we also had Rights! ….
  • Where was Anoothi all these years? Why did you take so long to come to me? I could have been something… It’s late for me now but it’s ok. I know how I can help others and save them from getting in to that hell….
  • I breathe easy now; need not worry about what if she’s Working with Anoothi, I feel bold and strong so that I can handle problems and if I cannot, you are there…