The Himalayan Blooms has transformed the lives of hundreds of women in this remote part of Uttarakhand, who couldn't think of any other profession besides farming and agriculture. Meena Bhat, 28, joined the Himalayan Blooms in 2019 and started working as an artisan. Today, Meena, who studied till Class X, handles billing and accounting. "I had no prior knowledge of computers, but since joining here (Himalayan Blooms), I have learnt everything at work. I couldn't talk to people, but today I run the daily operations here with ease," Meena said. A mother of two, Meena said she doesn't have to rely on her husband financially anymore. Their initial resistance to computers and English is also long gone. They no longer want to maintain the accounts in a book, instead, they do it on a computer.
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