‘I was very happy when Oxfam started working here. I was told that if I made ten quilts I would be given a cheque. So I started to work immediately.’ Ratan worked quickly to make quilts, with her sister’s help, as part of an Oxfam project stimulating economic stability in Pakistan after the 2011 floods.
‘I’ve never had a cheque in my life before. I immediately came home to show it to my family. I didn’t believe that I had that amount of money. I showed it to my husband and sister…we were all very, very happy.’