Journey of Aged Woman

65 years old, Sumita (name changed) has been living at rural area of Surkhet. After her husband’s brought second wife, she used to stay with her son and daughter-in-law but her son and daughter-in-law left her alone. Then she shifted at daughter’s home though she felt uneasy. After few months she had been staying alone. Due to lack of money and resources she started to collect (Kandamul, Githa, Tata, yam (Tarul) andKholisag vegetable from the Jungle and she sold those collected vegetable at the local market. She earned some money, and then she started to collect village product vegetables to sell. She got some cash from the Village Development Committee for survival. After collection of money she started a street shop. She participated in session of violence affected Women and selection of vocational support. Aawaaj has selected her and provided economic support for vocational occupation. She started a retail shop in the market. She came to know her family member and relatives started to love her. She said that “I used to hard work just for food, but now I become a retail businesswoman and I am very much happy and thankful to Aawaaj that has been supporting vulnerable women like me.”