Tara Devi

31 – Tilonia

What Are You Most Passionate About?

Empowering women.

Who is someone who inspires you?

Every woman who fights for her own rights.

What Is Your Favorite Sound?

Yells of indignation from the oppressed.

What Project would a laptop help you with?

I am currently working with the NGO Barefoot College and am involved in conducting menstrual awareness sessions where we educate women and girls in villages about menstruation, hygienic ways of managing it and how to tackle social taboos surrounding it. In addition, I along with other 4 rural women run a sanitary napkin production unit which makes low cost, eco friendly disposable pads for rural girls and women.

How Would A Laptop Help You?

Paper-based records of production and stock make the entire process very time-consuming. A laptop would enable me to have digital records which would increase our efficiency and enable us manage to produce and supply pads according to the demand.

What do you love about this project?

Because of my disability, I used to be neglected and treated with indifference. This project has not only given be confidence to work, but also purpose.

What Languages do you speak?

Hindi and Marwari.

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