On International Women's Day, Hindustan Times caught up with ordinary women who have earned their economic independence and sent across a message of women empowerment. They have uplifted the condition of their families, started businesses and achieved success. We look at eight such inspiring women. Hailing from the nomadic Gadiya Lohar (blacksmith) community of Rajasthan, Babli and her family have been living in a makeshift shelter in the Mayapuri area of New Delhi. In a month, she makes around Rs 2000-2,500, which helps her send her four children to school.
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