Nature of disability:
Congenital deformity (hunch back by birth)
Educational qualification:

Background: Lakshmi is 19 years old and was born with a spinal curve deformity. She belongs to the Raichur district in Karnataka. She is one of three siblings, has completed her schooling and is married and settled.

APD intervention: Lakshmi showed interest and aspiration to pursue vocational skills training. She then joined the Diploma in Office Management training at APD. She was supported financially to complete her course.

She received on-the-job training and was given pre-employment inputs. She is now placed in an organization, through APD, in strategic outsourcing.

Future plan: Lakshmi is very happy in her current job and would like to grow in the same company and make a better career.