Chameli Tamang

Chameli is 28 years old and has obtained about a U.S. 10th grade equivalent level of education. Unlike most women in her community, Chameli did not have an arranged marriage, but married for love when she was 24. She and her husband have one son who is three years old. She struggles with gaining respect from her in-laws as she and her husband are of a lower economic standing. Her husband is currently unemployed. With her income from knitting, Chameli plans to pay for her child’s educational fees and the family’s overall expenses. She hopes that this job will help her gain new skills and the respect of her in-laws. She dreams of building a wonderful proper house one day.