Yallamma is from North Karnataka, hailing from a financially backward family. Her father is a coolie worker and her mother a homemaker. Unable to finance her education and ensure her proper upbringing her family sent her to the boarding school managed by our Implementing partner in Bengaluru.
Venkatamma has been making her livelihood by selling tender coconuts for the past 33 years. When she lost her husband a few years ago, she was not only devastated by his death, she was in a shock when her own children abandoned her shortly thereafter. Her mental and health condition began to deteriorate and to make matters worse she was unable to support herself financially.