Help an acid attack victim live independently!
Organized by: Faiza Hameed
It was none other than her stepmother who poured acid on alisha while she slept in her native village in madhya Pradesh. It is difficult to imagine her pain when alisha narrates how she suffered living with her stepmother after her mother's demise when she was a kid. She was physically and mentally abused and lived in constant fear. And then, one night, her stepmother poured acid on her and left her without any first aid for 6 hours until her uncle reached and took her to a nearby hospital.
That was 6 years ago. Today, she works with Stop Acid Attacks' team to fight for justice for herself and other acid attack fighters. Along with fellow acid attack fighter, Laxmi, she helped organise acid attack fighters from all over India and mobilise a campaign which helped ban open sale of acid and bring the issue of Acid Attacks to the forefront in India. Even though the fight will continue for her, alisha now wants to make her childhood dream come true.
She always loved stitching clothes and wanted to be a designer. She wants to set up her own boutique now and work towards becoming financially independent. Our Goal is to rent a shop for alisha in a decent locality in Delhi which alisha can decorate as her boutique. We want to also provide her with the initial capital for her shop so that she can buy the equipment and employ other acid attack survivors to work with her. Acid attacks are a by-product of a certain societal mindset and together we can eliminate this social evil from it's roots.