Maryam makes unique jewellery at home and sells it online. The fifth grader donates the proceeds to give to under-privileged children.
Speaking on the morning show Naya Din, she said that she learnt the technique of wrapping wires and making simple handmade jewellery from YouTube.
Maryam said she decided to make simple wire jewellery due to the rise in gold prices. She sells rings, bangles and sets.
Her father says he takes pride in his daughter’s ambition.
“We encouraged her when she spoke to us about her idea. We will continue to support her in every way,” he said.
He added that Maryam has helped many children buy school uniforms and bags with the money she made from selling jewellery.