We hardly had any money for rent before. Now I'm in a worse situation being evicted from a house because I cannot pay rent. I don't have means to earn as much, and do not know what to do. It's not like I did not work hard.
I made what I can for a living by creating greeting cards from recycled materials. When I sold 2 dozens, it gave me a sense of happiness since I didn’t expect people to give a glance even. I started to do painted candles using unused Bindis, sequins, lace, pista shells, sea shells etc. When I lost my mother, I continued the work in her memory. It is the one thing that kept me going.
Having run out of candles I went in search to get the same kind, when I happened to see candles with lights, I enquired the shopkeeper, he refused to tell me how it worked. When I took my work to certain places they flatly refused. I decided to do something that was not thought of. I met plenty of electricians to whom I explained my idea, but no one was willing to do what I asked.
Finally, I did meet an electrician who was brilliant. Initially, he also dissuaded me from trying such things since it would mean breaking the candles, but since I stood ground, I had him to do it. The result – electrified candles with motifs or idols. I've been doing my best, but I'm not able to afford even the costs to get them made.
I've sold multipurpose holders, diyas, kumkum boxes, decorative steel plates as wall hangings with or without deities, decorative plates for Arishina-Kumkum, garlands for idols, tornas, bracelets to earn my livelihood.
Whatever I have achieved is with the blessings of God Almighty. I wish to thank all my friends and well-wishers who have helped me achieve this much. I would be happy if people would encourage us by buying.
Today, I'm in a situation I cannot get out of easily. Please help me move into a place that is friendly towards the disabled. If it isn't for your support, I'd soon be evicted with nowhere to live.