Poonam is a newest member of The Didi Jewelry Project. She is a hardworking mother of two with a huge heart. Her husband just passed away last year from AIDS, and she is HIV positive as well. She has been struggling to support her family with no outside help or work until she joined Aashiana and The Didi Jewelry Project. She had never used her hands to make anything like jewelry before, but with amazingly strong determination and patience she has learned to craft many designs.
Now she is filled with confidence and is so happy that she is able to help her children and not be filled with so much worry. Despite her hardships she is filled with much love and compassion for others. She is always bringing to others special food when they are not feeling well and encouraging them.