From Homelessness To Entrepreneurship
Salma a 29 year old entrepreneur lives in Jhudo town, Mirpurkhas. Salma’s life has been full of challenges and hardships. At the age of twelve she was married to a 46 year old man.
“That was a nightmare for me. I was separated from my mother and moved from my village to the city where my husband worked as a farmer. I also had to work with him in the fields to meet our expenses,” says Salma.
Her husband died at the age of 57, leaving behind Salma and her four children.
“Those were very hard days. I was unable to pay utilities and feed my children. Our landlord refused to let us live in the rented house. We used to sleep at the railway station and had nothing to eat. It was very hard to see my children crying of hunger. But one day, I ceased to think of all the hardships we suffered and made up my mind to struggle for a better life. I told myself: ‘Yes, everything is in me. If I am negative, then things won’t work out. If I am positive, then I can tell myself that I am capable of achieving anything…. Read More