Prashuna shared with us how her life changed after the devastating 7.8 magnitude Gorkha earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015.
Meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal.
We first heard of Prashuna's story from the US-based NGO Yangward Foundation, a non-profit that empowers women in Nepal.
With the help of a native translator, Prashuna recounted her story to us.
Prashuna lost her father and older brother to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, when the room the family were living in collapsed.
The earthquake left Prashuna with a spinal injury and jobless.
There used to be three breadwinners in her family before the calamity. Despite having to deal with the loss of her loved ones, the event also left Prashuna with a spinal injury which caused her dismissal from work. Now, Prashuna is still unable to find employment and has a younger brother to care for.
Artisan and Fox taught Prashuna to weave bracelets as a source of much needed income.
All proceeds from the sale of the artisanal bracelets will be given to Prashuna. This will provide Prashuna and her younger brother with valuable income to complete their education.
Prashuna learning to weave a cotton bracelet.
We named the bracelets "AASA", which is the word for Hope in Nepali.
Now a full-fledged artisan.
Prashuna with one of her first artisanal cotton bracelets.