A single kandeel can light up your home and your world on Diwali. But have you ever wondered how the intricate process of making that very same kandeel can also light up the life of the artisan who makes it? For the women of Palghar districts Tetavali village, making bamboo kandeels has lit up hopes of self-reliance, better opportunities and brighter futuresnot just for themselves, but also their daughters. In this video, these rural artisans reveal that most of them worked in farmlands and handled the household before receiving the critical training that set them off on this entrepreneurial journey. Now, these women travel to nearby villages to train their compatriots, ensuring that the financial freedom, rise in self-esteem and sheer joy that they experience is passed on to other women too. Whats more, making these bamboo kandeels and other bamboo products has transformed the lives of the entire village. The impact of these women artisans is undeniable and immense. This Diwali, take some time out to celebrate the lives and the victories of these women as you light up that kandeel at home. For more, watch the full video.