Gomathi hails from periyar nagar, her son shanmugam is visually impaired and unable to speak. When her husband came to know of their son’s condition, he disowned them and remarried. At that time Gomathi was very young and an illiterate. Therefore she worked as a labourer to support herself and her son.

Today shanmugam is married and have got two kids, both of them studying in the HOPE school. Last year Gomathi and shanmugam took a loan from United Way’s Micro credit scheme and started a vegetable shop. Komathi is very happy to see her grand children being able to study in an English medium school and her son is able to run the vegetable shop to support the family.