Start-ups might be the buzzword in the business world, but there is a slow and silent development that is going on in India. More and more women and stepping out of their homes to showcase their crafts and skills. And one platform for them happens to be Hunar Haat which happens to be held at various places across the country. One such Hunar Haat was held at NTR Stadium in Indira Park in Hyderabad.
One lady from Madhya Pradesh, Sandhya Patel, set up the stall ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh.’ Prior to the pandemic, her husband was making chocolates and selling them. But all that changed due to the pandemic. So, Sandhya has been making money through the Haat. Previously, she set up stalls at Vrindavan, Surat, and Pondicherry. Now, she is able to pay for her household expenses and children’s fees.
Another woman entrepreneur was Shanaz Bano from Nainital, who set up a stall at Rampur Hunar Haat was given a stall at Hyderabad’s Hunar Haat, and she says her confidence levels have gone up after stepping out of the house. Another lady who had the stall ‘Chat to Delhi,’ Meenu Jain, is able to fund her son’s education in London through the money earned through Haat.
Rebecca, who sells dried flowers, was from Nagaland, and she is happy that her stall got a good response from Hyderabad. She is able to support her family consisting of three brothers and two sisters and says she has been getting a lot of help through the Haat.