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When I was seven still I was working coal job

My cousin sister – she told me about stitching

She said – let me to show you how to stitch

Then you can do the stitching work like me

So I did learn to sow and to stitch from cousin

And cousin she told her boss, look at her stitch

Boss he liked my stitching and so I got new job

Then I left coal mine – and stitched soccer balls

I became good at sowing and stitching soccer balls

So when I was eight years old then boss said to me

Now is time for you to work inside carpet factory

Now is time for you to learn to do carpet weaving


Orangi Story by Karim Ajania