Dhanalakshmi, a 29 year old Driver & Entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu, was forced to get married early and soon found herself in an abusive marriage. She wanted to work, earn money and become financially independent, leave her abusive husband and take care of her 7-year old son and ageing parents. She got inspired seeing the Pink Cab drivers and interacting with them.
Samhita facilitated interactions with women candidates who were from previous batches of STFC Driver Training Program. Dhanalakshmi enrolled in the STFC Driver Training Program to learn driving and got placed to become a confident LMV driver. The financial independence gave her the power to leave her abusive marriage and focus on her kid and ailing parents. After successfully driving, she has opened a delivery company with a SHG which employs two other women drivers “My monthly income increased from ₹ 5,000 to ₹ 40,000 after the training. This is only the first step – my dream is to become a successful entrepreneur and I am on my way” Dhanalakshmi.
This entrepreneur’s journey has been supported by Samhita.