Akash Bharadwaj is an entreprenuer with vision

Corporate trainer Akash Bhardwaj was out shopping when he saw a nearly blind woman, with scars on her face, selling balloons. She had a small baby . Her husband had abandoned her after a neighbour disfigured her face with acid. She had also lost her job as a security guard.

The encounter became a trigger for Bhardwaj's entrepreneurial journey. He launched a travel firm, Khaas, and then a gift-courier firm, Khaas Uphaar, both run entirely by visually impaired women. He plans to employ four acid-attack survivors in two months. Bhardwaj, a consulting corporate trainer and a freelance travel agent, sold his bike and wife's jewellery to set up the enterprises six months ago. Today, the companies employ five women -Kamlesh, Archana, Dipti, Prema and Nirmal -all of them visually impaired.

All work is done by these women -from making appointments and helping with presentations, to closing deals and even accompanying the groups on trips, if required.They are also starting to prepare and courier gift items.

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