#1 in Tamil Nadu

Mr. Palani was a young man in 1988 when he learned to make and repair agricultural equipment through a Shanthimalai training program. Ten years later, he and his partner took over this operation and have since turned it into the region's market leader. Today this vibrant community business provides work for a dozen full-time employees.

What keeps this company growing? Constant referrals from happy repeat customers! And, Mr. Palani stands behind his work with a full one-year guarantee - a first in the region.

"Everything I am, I am because of Shanthimalai. It's because of them and their training program that I came to this profession. Out of gratitude, I will be first in line to help them within the local community."

Mr. Palani, partner, Sri Ramana Engineering Works