TAJ Group of Hotels had announced that they would support donations of material for livelihood projects and called it building livelihood.

We had circulated among our members to recommend candidates and received applications for the same. We had forwarded them to Taj Palace Hotel HR, who in turn short listed 5 candidates and then selected Rajeshwari & Durga and supported them with livelihood materials.

Ms. Rajeshwari hails from R.K.Nagar Sangam, North Chennai District; Rajeswari is member of differently abled welfare association R.K.Nagar branch. She was a candidate referred Tamil Nadu Handicapped Federation Charitable Trust -TNHFCT. As for her social and economical background, Rajeswari is the wife of a rickshaw puller and parent of 3 children of who Sankar, the first child is mentally ill and the next 2 young daughters are at school. She has not been able to develop a livelihood on her own due to very poor social reserve and was not able avail bank loans as she was unable to produce support documents required by banks. Mrs.Rajeswari has been having tailoring shop and selling readymade cloths on a very small scale.

At this juncture, it was a very heartening gesture from Taj group of Hotels to take the initiative to help such under privileged people like Rajeswari to develop a sustainable livelihood and offered to help in kind, the high power sewing machine and interlocking machine worth about Rs.25,000/- to her.  Rajeswari was overwhelmed by your gesture and had tears of joy and said she would set up a tailoring shop and climb the ladder of success soon and has invited all our orders!

Durga is another beneficiary of Taj Palace Hotel’s Livelihood project, she hails from Kanaginagar, Kancheepuram District, she is a person with disability resulting from post polio paralysis. Durga is member of differently abled welfare association  Chemmancherry branch.