We travelled to Mallela to see Sugunamma who we had purchased a sewing machine for. She lives in one of the backward communities.
The family were very happy and the sewing of blouses was bringing in 120 rupees a week which is a lot of money to a small village allowing them to buy food and save for their futures.
All the villagers would take it in turns to sew things for their own families
They could not thank us enough, we are very happy to be able to help.
Written by Gillian Goodwin