Thrissur resident Geetha Saleesh was born in a vibrant world however misplaced her eyesight utterly when she was at school 10 attributable to retinitis pigmentosa, a uncommon genetic dysfunction.
How she went from accepting her new actuality at 15 to operating a profitable on-line meals enterprise at 39 is a narrative of hope, perseverance and willpower.
Regardless of the blindness, Geetha was eager on getting educated, so she learnt braille and accomplished her commencement. Ultimately, she married Saleesh Kumar, and the couple ran a small natural restaurant within the metropolis.
“We used to serve meals and drinks made utilizing natural substances together with greens. Sadly, we needed to shut it down after we misplaced the rented area,” says Geetha, who then took a break to take care of her children.
Later, when she determined to renew working and utilized for jobs, she was rejected attributable to her incapacity. That’s when her husband inspired her to begin her personal enterprise.
“Lastly, throughout the lockdown interval, I felt ‘Why not begin a web-based enterprise?’ Additionally, with my prior expertise in cooking, I used to be assured sufficient to start out a meals enterprise,” shares Geetha.
She launched ‘Geetha’s Dwelling to Dwelling’ alongside together with her husband in 2020. The model presents merchandise like selfmade ghee and pickles. Their bestseller is a superfood complement referred to as ‘Curcu Meal’.
“We developed Curcu meal — a paste-like mix of turmeric, dates, almond, coconut milk and jaggery — after researching it for 3 years. We use a number of turmeric named Prathibha which has the very best curcumin content material. The Curcu meal may be consumed uncooked or by mixing in scorching milk…It’s good for everybody from kids to adults…it’s wholesome and has no unwanted side effects,” she explains.
Every 500-gram bottle is priced at Rs 600 and its customers are unfold throughout the nation. “We’ve been getting orders even from Kashmir,” she provides.
At the moment, Geetha earns round Rs 50,000 per 30 days via these merchandise which are bought via their web site and social media platforms. “We don’t have numerous merchandise at the moment, however no matter we provide is made with good high quality, natural substances,” she notes.
Watch this video for a peek into her journey:
Edited by Divya Sethu