Dhanalakshmi comes from an agricultural family and was involved in farming operations along with her husband on their small farm. She has a daughter and a son, both currently in school, and wanted to earn enough to put her children through university. Her husband is a hard working farmer but theirs is a hand to mouth existence. Dhanalakshmi seized the opportunity to learn tailoring from an NGO providing skill development training for women in her village. Brought on board by Sheela, we integrated Dhanalakshmi into our team, impressed by her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn, and hope to help her earn the extra income required for her children's further education.