Shaheena is a Secret Pillow Project Maker. She has 2 young sons and lives with her husband in a rented, one room house in her village in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. There is very little work in the area where she lives, particularly because she has to stay at home and look after her children.
Her husband is away for long periods of time because he works on construction sites in the city to earn a daily wage. Shaheena works hard to earn a little money making sari blouses for other women in the village. She loves being part of Secret Projects because she can pay for 1 year’s school fees for one of her sons by making just 10 Secret Pillows.
Shaheena has her own sewing machine and she also bought a motor for it with the income she earnt from Secret Projects.
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