A widow from Himachal Pradesh has become an inspiration for 16,000 women
Nirmala Chandel, a widow from Himachal Pradesh, is helping more than 16,000 women to make them earn and live independently by providing them work through Ekal Nari Shakti Sangathan, which is working for the upliftment of women who are in need.
Nirmala got widowed at the age of 23 and was insulted by her family. The initial days after her husband’s demise was thorny, where she was called by various offensive names, and later, she got restricted from attending family gatherings and occasions. The moment helped her to think about herself, and she decided to join the SUTRA as an accountant, an NGO that works for women. And from here, she started Ekal Nari Shakti Sangathan, where she worked for single, widowed, and women abandoned by their families. And through this act, women are now earning up to RS 35,000.