In the past, we have seen the women of Pakistan fill many different shoes and pick up the most challenging roles for their families and livelihoods. Recently, YouTuber Basit Ali stumbled upon a young lady who has blown many away.
Alaina, who belongs from Lahore, is being called ‘Pakistan’s First Female Mochi’. In an interview with the YouTuber, she shared that she holds a degree in Social Sciences, but was unable to find a suitable job. With the circumstances not in her favour, her father who is also a mochi asked her to join him.
My father was a mochi and asked me to start this work too. At first I was a bit hesitant as previously I used to tell my dad not to do this kind of work but today, I am a shoemaker myself.
Alaina further reveals that the young lady makes approximately between 7-8 lakhs a month as she not only fixes shoes for a living but also makes them too. She added that this line of work has enabled her to purchase her own Civic and has given her the ability to make a beautiful home as well.
The young entrepreneur added that she receives many orders from afar for custom-made shoes and that she has put a lot of hard work into the business to get to where she is.
She further shared that in the beginning when she first decided to move forward with this career, many people made fun of her.
My friends used to be ashamed of me when I started this work and now they are ashamed because i’ve gained so much and regret for belittling me before.
Moreover, Alaina emphasised that all renowned footwear names are all ‘Mochis’ too as they are doing the same work and that there is nothing to be ashamed of in this profession. She adds that her clients and visitors are very friendly and encourage her to continue the amazing work she is doing as she is an icon to many young girls who are stuck in a similar situation.
Social media is also very proud of this amazing woman. Here’s what some of them have to say:
Watch the complete interview below:
We wish this young woman all the best.
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