Slum girl cracks Chartered Accountancy examination in one go
Pune: ‘Lotus blooms in mud’, would be an apt phrase to use here for a Pune girl Pooja Wagh, who comes from a slum background and has cleared the Chartered Accountancy final examination in one go.
Pooja has dedicated her achievement to NGO Akanksha Foundation that works with underprivileged students. The 26-year-old Pune girl lives in a small rented house along with eight family members in a slum in Sangamwadi of Pune district in Maharashtra.
She is the daughter of a juice vendor.
Belonging to a large family with meagre income, she knew her chances at success were slim if she did not work hard. "My father has also to look after my uncle’s widowed wife and children, We barely had enough to eat,” Pooja added.
She worked part time so she would not burden her family with additional expenses.
She is currently working as an accountant and the long hours at work have meant that she hasn't yet celebrated her success.