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Hafeez Bibi - Bahawalpur

Life was once all together different for her as she was divorced soon after getting married. Her parents who were the only source of income for her family died early leaving Hafeez Bibi as the soul guardian for her younger brothers and sisters. Bereft, these were the tough times of her life because she was unable to get a decent employment due to lack of education.

Despite the odds she decided to harness her sense of aesthetics and skill with handicraft, starting her own business of making woolen bed linen. The major implication of this idea was dealing with a lack of financial resources to overcome which she reached out to relatives. Not surprisingly, Hafeez faced negative feedback regarding the social implications of a woman endeavoring on a financial venture alone.