“I want to help women to become financially independent, “she says, explaining her plan to open a small shop in Nepalgunj to sell the newly developed Tharu cultural products.Today she has fulfilled her dream and has registered her business with more than 12 women.
“I got involved in cultural promotion becuase I thought it would help my culture to survive for a long time, “Sumitra says proudly. “And if my culture is alive, I am alive.

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