Kala Rani was abandoned by her husband when she was just 16 years old. She had a baby daughter, and no hope. She was the daughter of a cook, and had studied only up to Std. IX. Kala went back to her mother’s house, and worked as a maid to contribute to the upkeep of her daughter and herself. Hearing about the nursing course offered by ANEW, Kala and her mother came to enquire about it. After assessing her, ANEW suggested that she take up the auto-rickshaw driving course. Though other members of her family were against it, her mother stood by her, and Kala took it up. ANEW not only trained her, but helped her get a license and found her employment at a school.
After marriage, Kala took a break due to family commitments. But within a year, she felt the urge to get back on the driver’s seat, and approached ANEW afresh. Upgrading her skills to car driving, she was placed at The Banyan. Here too she acquitted herself well, but monetary considerations forced her to look for a job that offered a better salary. Kala has been an instructor at Maruti Driving School since 2010. She trains both men and women in driving, and given her service record, she is one of the more popular trainers there. Kala recently received an award for being a good instructor from Bharat Petroleum Car Trade.
Despite facing all the tragedies women from her background face, Kala Rani chose to break out with ANEW’s help, and today leads a happy and fulfilling life.