Savitaben is 75 years old and lives in Karambele village near GHCL’s Home Textile plant in Bhilad, Gujarat. When her husband and only son passed away 13 years ago, she was left alone, but didn’t not lose heart and accepted life the way it was. She began making bamboo baskets and also worked as house help.
As she grew older, she was usually unwell and her hands would shake too. She had to stop working and very soon it became really difficult for her to survive without any income. Sometimes, someone from the village would offer her a meal but then she felt there was no dignity in living this way.