“I start my work early in the morning at 4:00. My schedule varies depending on the season and I love being hands-on with my work. My dream is to raise my children and send them to good universities. I didn’t have the opportunity to hold books when I was a child due to family circumstances but I don’t want my children to face the same struggle which I had to go through.
My daughter is currently in class 7 and my son is in class 4. A few people in our village constantly advise me on how to raise my daughter. They ask me to teach her all the household chores so that she grows to become a good wife and a daughter-in-law. I don’t care to listen to them. I do teach her to cook, not for her to spend her life in the kitchen but to know to survive in life. Both men and women should know to cook. It is not a women’s job but it is a human being’s basic survival skill.
I am glad that my children are active in academics and sports. Every time, I see them in the school uniform, doing well in school, my eyes light up.
I am working hard every day as I wish to see them grow in their lives and pursue their career. ambitions. At the end of the day, we are responsible for our children’s future, so I should be prepared to make their life better.”