Sudara Stories: Kaveri

Sudara Stories: Kaveri

We love sharing stories of the women who, as part of a skills-training program, sew together PUNJAMMIES™. The Sudara Stories series highlights a few of these strong, amazing women. Today, we are honored to introduce Kaveri.

Kaveri Sudara

{image via ©Paula Watts Photography} 

Kaveri's father died when she was six years old.  She does not remember much of her childhood before his death, but she vividly recalls the day that he died, the sound of her mother crying late into the night, the morning they moved in with her mother's family, and the years of sexual abuse she endured by her uncle.

She never told anyone about the abuse.  She was afraid no one would believe her and that she would bring shame to her mother.  She believed that if she just kept quiet, she could finish her schooling and one day, maybe, he would stop. The sexual abuse did not stop.  And, when she was in her final year of school, she could not bear it any longer.

Kaveri ran away from home in search of a place where she could receive training and begin to make a living on her own.  Yet, every place she went turned her away because she could not pay the required training fees. Without a home or any money for food, she felt like she had no other option than to join the sex trade.  She met with a community worker, though, who told her about the Sudara skills-training centers.

Kaveri is now a part of the training centers and taking courses in sewing, computer technology, and English.  She told us that she is most grateful for the courses in money management and the community of women she is meeting and have become her friends.  We are grateful for the opportunity to welcome Kaveri into the training centers.  And, for the joy, hope, and determination she brings with her each day as she makes plans for her future.

Thank you for continuing to invest in and empower women like Kaveri to create a new life for herself -- a life that is free from sex-slavery and full of hope.

Read more Sudara Stories hereAnd, find the PUNJAMMIES™ we named in honor and celebration of Kaveri in both capris and full-length pants.

September 23, 2015 by Erika Chambers


Jennifer Wilkerson

Jennifer Wilkerson said:

These stories are so inspiring and I love that each purchase helps them!

Julie Salazar

Julie Salazar said:

God bless her and heal her. God bless the people who helped to save her life also.

Kathy Strickland

Kathy Strickland said:

Your products are truly wonderful. The fact that I am able to contribute to such a worthy and personal cause, while getting beautiful Punjammies is good for the soul. I applaud what you are accomplishing with your business.
Kathy Strickland


jane said:

so cool. my sweet little niece is going thru a rough time. i think the beautiful stories in will help her, and in turn my purchase, although small, will help the women of Sudara! I love this project.

Karen Petersen

Karen Petersen said:

I bought your capris and love them. I am so happy to be helping, even in a small way.

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