Pune housemaid’s visiting card goes viral, gets job offers from across country

Shinde's attempt to help turned out to be bigger than she expected it to be.

A housemaid seeking work with the help of a visiting card has become the latest internet sensation. When Geeta Kale, who works as a domestic help around Bavdhan area in Pune, lost work at a house, she was left feeling sad and dejected. However, little did she know that with the simple assistance by another employer -- Dhanashree Shinde --  she would become the talk of the town.

"Ghar Kaam Maushi in Bavdhan. Aadhaar card verified," reads the visiting card that has gone viral on social media. It all began when Shinde came back from work and found her house help Kale visibly upset. On inquiring, she found out that Kale had lost work at a house.

Within 24 hours, Shinde was able to design and print around 100 smart business card with Kale's name on it describing her work and salary per chore. She then went on to guide Kale, who she fondly calls "Maushi" to hand them out around the neighbourhood.

However, Shinde's attempt to help turned out to be bigger than she expected it to be. A picture of her visiting card soon went viral on social media and since then Kale's phone has not stopped ringing. Shinde later reposted the story, which was shared by Asmita Javdekar, founder, Creative Nurturer at Aatman.


According to the post, from the time the visiting card has gone viral, "Maushi’s phone just hasn’t stopped ringing!" and job offers have poured in from all across the country. Moreover, Kale has handed over the phone to Shinde to manage the "incessant enquires."

(indianexpress.com tried to reach out to Kale but her phone number was found switched off. The story will be updated on receiving her response.)