“The training made me realise the importance of clean water. Now I make sure everyone drinks only filtered water.”
Mala recalls being stressed constantly at work and at home. She lacked the confidence to speak to her co-workers and supervisors and at the same time, became easily irritated with them. She was even scared to pick up her monthly salary. Her lack of confidence was compounded by her lack of knowledge. She did not know the factory’s rules and regulations and was reprimanded for not following them. All this combined, left her unmotivated. Her day at the factory was tense and she brought that tension home, quarrelling with her husband, children and mother-in-law.
Her home life was not stress-free as she did not communicate well with her husband and took all the household chores upon herself. As a result, she often carried the tension from home into the workplace. Mala says the WiF programme helped her change her life–by teaching her how to communicate, manage stress and monitor health and nutrition better. She has started to take care of her family’s health by making sure they eat nutritious food, drink clean water, and keep their house clean. Mala now prepares different varieties of nutritious foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which her children love and have complimented her. She also bought a water filter because, “The training made me realise the importance of clean water. Now I make sure everyone drinks only filtered water.” Her husband and children appreciate her efforts in keeping them healthy.