Meena was forced into an abusive marriage at a young age, and when she was just 16, desperation drove her to attempt suicide. Meena survived, but she endured extensive burns to her entire body and an excruciating recovery.
Meena began working as a stitcher for one of our partner businesses, and her joy and laughter around the office are infectious. Her experiences have given her incredible compassion for others, and she is a natural nurturer.
Meena’s scars were causing her daily pain and interfering with her work, but on the fourth anniversary of her accident, we received a donation for the full amount needed to pay for corrective surgery! She has undergone several surgeries to repair her face, lips, and neck to alleviate her pain. Meena recently remarried and continues to thrive personally and professionally.