Ratna Mala

27 – Varanasi

What Are You Most Passionate About?

Women becoming financially independent and seeing to it that all children have access to basic education.

Who Is Your Hero? Why?

Mother Teresa. She truly devoted herself to serve humanity. Her dedication to the poor and needy inspires me to serve my community.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

Devotional music.

What Project Would A Laptop Help You With?

Keeping with my passion, I provide vocational training in fields such as henna designs (applying intricate patterns of ink on the hands and feet), embroidery work, and make-up art. I empower women and adolescent girls by teaching them hands on skills that enable them to earn a living.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

A computer would help me to learn new techniques in design and hence keep me up to date. I also plan to teach computer skills to children in my neighborhood.

What do you love about this project?

I love being able to use art as a platform to serve people.

What Languages do you speak?

Hindi & English.

Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?

PC