Priyanka was born into extreme poverty in a Calcutta red light district. She was raised in a brothel where she was exposed to constant danger and outcast by society. Eventually, her mother sent her to a shelter to keep her from being trafficked and forced into prostitution,.
At age 18, Priyanka joined the Her Future Coalition jewelry team. She worked hard during the intensive year of training, becoming one of our most accomplished goldsmiths and designers. The training and the loving atmosphere of the jewelry center were healing for Priyanka and helped build up her damaged self-esteem.
Priyanka takes pride in having several designs in our 2017 jewelry collection and in being one of the top producers and earners in her studio. Her dream is to become a jewelry trainer so she can share this gift with other women in need.
Priyanka is now ready to move out of the shelter and support herself independently. She is also pulling her mom out of the red light district so they can both live in safety and dignity. Priyanka is a hero to all of us for transforming not only her own life, but also the lives of others.