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Help fund beautician & single mom Sathiya's entrepreneurial dream!

Meet Sathiya Sundari - beautician, single mom, survivor, SHERO.

“ Myself Sathiya, born and brought up in small town in South India. My parents are farmers and illiterate. I am the first person to complete 12th standard in my family,” shares Sathiya Sundari, a member of the SHEROES community

A strong women, Sathiya has survived many struggles - a tough marriage, unsupportive in-laws and the fight for a livelihood to support her little girl and her elderly parents. “I have 10-month old baby named Amritha, and she and I live with my parents due to a  lot of trouble in my in-laws home,” shares Sathiya.

A determined young woman, Sathiya’s love for her child and passion for her work have helped her stay focused. True to her name ‘Sundari’, she got into the beauty business! She got herself trained in beauty at Pivot Point Beauty Academy by Blossom Kocchar and in sewing through Usha sewing schools.

Now, everyday Sathiya sets out with her little one on a cycle, bringing her expertise to the doorsteps, in and around her village in Tamil Nadu. But as we all know too well, the idea of a professional taking her baby to work, is not an accepted norm in India.

(In pics: Sathiya (along with her baby) taking beauty therapy classes at the Indian Bank Self Employment Training Institute in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu)

So, Sathiya is now determined to set up her own beauty parlor, and grow her business. This would allow her to serve more clients during the day and become financially stable, plus keep her baby close and safe, in her own space.

Sathiya has arranged INR 50,000  from her savings and loans from her gold, and needs another INR 67,150, to set up her parlor. She even has a lovely name picked out - ‘Ladies Special’, and has already excitedly printed the banners.

Now, all she needs is your help to set up the parlor premises. The cost for setting up is as follows:

Budget for the ‘Ladies Special Beauty Parlor’
Deposit for shop premises
Mirror and styling station

Parlor Chair
Washbasin for hair wash
Steamer for facials
Clipper and straightener
Rent for 3 months (3,000 PM)
Beauty supplies (shampoo, makeup, facial, bleach)
Less Sathiya’s personal contribution of 50,000

Will you open your hearts this festive season, and support this young woman with big dreams?

Join SHEROES, India's largest growth network for women, in supporting hardworking, passionate women like Sathiya who #TakeCharge of their destiny! 
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6th January 2018
Dear Supporters,

Firstly, thank you all for making this appeal for support such a success. Saathiya has been in the process of speaking to mentors who are there to support her and her venture during this time including people from TIE, Zoho, Naturals Parlors,  other parlor entrepreneurs, and business experts as well as those of us at SHEROES.

Now she has secured a location for the parlor in a commercial building and is about to make her first deposit on a new place for her "Ladies Special" parlor in Polur, Tamil Nadu. She is super excited for this first big step and is ready to make the deposit so she can start her journey toward her dream.

Thank you all again for your support and Happy New Year!

Avani Parekh,
31st October 2017


To each and every supporter in this campaign for Sathiya -  She is over the moon about your support - she says she's "pinching myself" and ready for the hard work to start her parlor. In the coming months we will be giving you continued updates on her road to "Ladies Special."

(in pic Sathiya and daughter Amritha and their temple offering during the campaign)

A special shoutout to all of you:

Anish Seth
Ankoor Dasguupta
Arka Das
Avani Parekh
Chhavi Sharma
Deepti Beri
Julia Wiraeus
Laxmi Rawat
Leon Barrera
Julia Wiraeus
Manisha Singh
Mansi Deshmukh
Merril Diniz
Nikheel Purohit
Pooja Bhayana
Dr. Prerna Taneja
Raama Vi
Rahul Narvekar
Ridhma Dhar
Sairee Chahal
Shabia Walia
Sharath Reddy
Shubhi Vashistha
Soumyajit Mitra
Sowrabh NRS
Suman Kher
Sumukh Shetty
Sunitha Shuja
Suzanne Till
Swetha Krishna Padamati
Vaishali Bhayani Shah
Dr. Vijayaraghavan Manavalan
Vikrama Dhiman
Zakhil Suresh

And many many anonymous donors!

Onwards and Upwards,

Avani Parekh
Director of Empathy, SHEROES

Join SHEROES, India's largest growth network for women, in supporting hardworking, passionate women like Sathiya who #TakeCharge of their destiny!

25th October 2017
Dear Supporters,

Thanks everyone for your generous contributions to help Sathiya start her dream parlor!

Last night as a token of appreciation for all of you she went to the temple and offered up a prayer for all the contributors.

This is what Sathiya had to say to all of the people that gave so generously:
Here are some pictures she sent via whatsapp of her temple offering :)

Pic: Sathiya and baby Amritha at the temple

In pic: temple offering for all those that gave


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raised of Rs.68,000 goal

69 Supporters

Beneficiary: Sathiya Sundari info_outline

Supporters (69)

Siddharth donated Rs.500
10 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.9,500
10 months ago

You go chase your dreams girl! Make a few people who were not nice to you be sorry.

Anonymous donated Rs.100
10 months ago

Nice initiative

Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
10 months ago

God bless!

Vaishali donated Rs.250
10 months ago

Good luck to the brave girl!

Pooja donated Rs.200
10 months ago

All the best Sathiya for your venture