Kalu Sahu’s life has never been a bed of roses. He lost his father during childhood and became the only breadwinner for his family. After completing his 10th education, he had no choice but to take leave from his studies and start earning money to take care of his family. He even moved to Pune where he worked as a daily labourer for six years. Very soon he realized that no matter what job he did, he was only earning peanuts in return for the efforts he was putting in.
Luckily, one day he came to know of Government ITI Hinjilicut in Ganjam district from his uncle. Without wasting a moment, Kalu got himself enrolled for the Electrician training there. With the successful completion of his domain training from the institute, he started providing plumbing services from door to door in his locality. A dream to get into the market made him a dealer of all type of services and started proving tools for all types of services. He became the solution for problems for people at the local level.
Soon he learnt about the Mini MBA Nano Unicorn training programme imparted by Tata STRIVE and the Principal of Hinjilicut ITI recommended his candidature for the same. Soon, as he completed the training and received the loan of one lakh rupees from Tata STRIVE, there was no looking back for this young man.
He started his own plumbing services unit and diversified into a multi-services unit. Notable has been his dedication as Kalu has successfully repaid back the entire 100% of the loan amount. His family is happy now and Kalu hopes to increase his business further. Dedication and discipline is the keyword as Kalu during February 2022 got recognition from the Government through a felicitation of successful Nano Unicorns organized by the Employment Mission of Berhampur. Kalu has not only earned a name for himself in his small locality but has also set an example for all future Nano Unicorns in Odisha.