Thangammal K runs her petty shop with success
"My shop runs better because of my trainings and new knowledge. Today I am able to support my family comfortably. Thank you CCH and EUIL-LRC." says Thangammal K
My name is Thangammal. I am 50 years old. I have Locomotor Disability. I have studied till 3rd standard. I live with my husband in Lakayankottai village, at Athikombai Post (cluster of villages), in Dindugul district of Tamil Nadu, in Southern India.
Earlier I did not work because of my disability. My husband and I were very poor. We ran a small petty shop with the help of our relatives. The money we earned from the shop barely met our daily living necessities.
I learnt about Coimbatore Cheshire Homes (CCH) through my close friend. She advised me to contact them. The staff at CCH is very kind. They helped me to register my name. They provided me with a few trainings like Foundation Training, Personality Development and Entrepreneurship Development program, which helped me to develop my skills, my abilities and my basic knowledge on business.
Their Livelihood Resource Centre (LRC) gave me financial support. The loan helped me to stock my shop with daily necessities needed by the local villagers like sweets, biscuits, bread, and other daily food items. LRC guided me in developing my business. I began to equip my shop with additional items like sweet drinks, water, eatables, etc. Today I am successful in running my shop. My income has increased. My shop runs better because of my trainings and new knowledge. Today I am able to support my family comfortably. Thank you CCH and EUIL-LRC.
EUIL (European Union India Livelihoods) project funds the Livelihood Resource Centre at CCH. It aims at providing equitable livelihood and employment for people with disability from poor families. Their Livelihood Resource Centres equip these people with skills and confidence which enable them to run a profitable business.