Womennovator Devika Gurung, grew up in Sikkim with an aim of becoming a doctor or an engineer that was set in her mind by the society when her real calling was creativity.
After 12th in medical field she radically decided to pursue photography in Kolkata. She joined a BPO to earn a living. However, as her interest couldn’t be formed and dissatisfied with the job, she quit it and returned to Gangtok in 2011, without any degree or a job.
Her love for writing luckily found her a job in one of the local media houses in Gangtok. In 2015, she started the social entrepreneurship project, Fidgety Fingers.
Her initiative aims to aid underprivileged women to become financially and socially empowered. The women are trained to knit and crochet and are further helped to earn a living through their learned skill.
Currently, a total of 12 women have been employed by Fidgety Fingers. It is a self-funded project; however, it is being promoted by the North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) in South Sikkim. With a total of 47 women have been trained through NERLP in rural areas of south Sikkim, the project is increasing day by day.