Suman Devi, now 28, not only wants to see herself as bringing transformation in others' lives but also aspires to work as a quality supervisor in the future.
“Earlier I was a housewife, just taking care of household chores and my children,” she said, “but today, I have my own identity. Earlier, I was scared to step out of my home and was not able to talk to anyone as I was always worried about saying something wrong. But today, without any fear I can talk to anyone openly – I am not scared anymore.”
Now, she confidently manages 90 weavers at 34 looms spanning three villages and leads the way to a positive change in other women weavers of Jaipur Rugs. Devi encourages them to take ownership of their work to accomplish happiness that cannot be measured in terms of money. She gives full credit for her success to her family and feels proud of her supportive husband who works with the company too.
“We are glad to know that the rugs we weave with our hands are so valued,” Devi said. “My dreams are woven in every knot of a rug.”