Breaking stereotype, young girl opts for male dominant job by starting restaurant in Kulgam

A young girl from South Kashmir has broken stereotypes by opting for male dominant job as she has started a restaurant outside her residence.

Rozy Jan (24) , a resident of Ghat village in Khudwani Qaimoh hamlet of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has started a small restaurant outside her residence to earn livelihood.

Rozy while talking to Kashmir Vision said that she left her education soon after crossing 8th due to financial issues in her family and was always trying to do something to earn something for herself and family as well.

She said that running a restaurant was a male dominated job here, but after thinking a lot she found there is no hotel in her locality and by starting it, she can earn livelihood.

“After trying to make chola Puri, Biryani and other things at home for sometime, I decided to start a hotel outside our residence where my brother is also helping me”, she said.

“Since last two months, we have been running this hotel and we both have been earning well though work isn’t as such as we are expecting”, Rozy said.

“We are planning to add more things in our menu in coming time so that number of customers will be increase and generate more income,” Rozy added.

She gave credit of her success to Ummeed Scheme of NRLM as according to her by becoming member of SHG she got help from the department to start the restaurant.

In her message, she said rural women must become part of SHG groups to get timely help and start something of their own to earn livelihood.

“If an illiterate woman like her can start something with the ummeed , then why can’t educated women get benefit from it”, she added.

Notably, NRLM has provided chances to hundreds of rural women like Rozy to showcase their talent, earn livelihood by starting their own businesses.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a Pulwama based journalist, currently south head with News agency KNO and owner of The Kashmir Scroll

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