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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,
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raised of Rs.68,000 goal

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Supporters (69)

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

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

Anonymous donated Rs.100
8 months ago

Nice initiative

Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
8 months ago

God bless!

Vaishali donated Rs.250
8 months ago

Good luck to the brave girl!

Pooja donated Rs.200
8 months ago

All the best Sathiya for your venture