This is Geeta. She was attacked by her husband after his family encouraged him to kill her and their daughter over a property dispute. They assured him once both were dead, they would get him remarried.
This is Neetu, Geeta's daughter. She was 3 years old when she was attacked by her father (Geeta's husband) after his family encouraged him to kill them over a property dispute. As a result of the attack, she lost most of her eyesight. Her father's family assured him that they would get him remarried once both Geeta and Neetu were dead.
Photos of other acid attack fighters adorn the interior of Sheroes Hangout.
Ritu loved to play Volleyball. One day she was on her way to practice and was attacked over a property dispute with her family. At the cafe she tends to the library.
In addition to being a cafe, there is a small library, a boutique and handicrafts for sale. Various workshops are also conducted.
One of the women at Sheroes Cafe, Rupa (who I not able to meet her unfortunately) dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. Even after being attacked, she did not give up on her dream. August of last year she launched her first collection.
Photos of other acid attack fighters adorn the interior of Sheroes Hangout
The menu at Sheroes hangout does not list prices for the food, but rather lets customers pay whatever they feel like. Once costs have been covered, the remainder goes into rehabilitation of acid attack survivors.
These women are referred as acid attack fighters and not survivors because they are brave enough to walk with all their scars.
If you are ever in Agra, be sure to drop by.