Girl Stars - Ruby the Beautician
Uploaded on Feb 28, 2008

Roopali Jain 'Ruby' owns a beauty parlour in Guna, Madhya Pradesh. Ruby was able to open her own beauty parlour in her grandmother's house because she took a loan from a bank -- the bank gave Ruby a loan because she had completed her education to grade 12 with good marks.

The "Girl Stars" project includes this series of films documenting the stories of girls from the most disadvantaged communities across five northern states of India who, through attaining education, have managed to break the shackles of socio-economic constraints and make successful, self-sufficient lives for themselves. These young women have become role models in their communities and beyond, inspiring girls to go to school and continue their education.

 

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