Each success story begins with a humble start and progresses through extraordinary occurrences and life-changing experiences. One of them is Jyothi Reddy, the CEO of Keys Software Solutions. Her determination to keep moving forward in life and her absolute honesty about her tiny attempts altered her life.
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Anila Jyothi was the second of her parents’ five children, and she grew up in a poor family. Her family’s terrible poverty forced them to place her in an orphanage. Jyothi’s life was so difficult because despite having a family, he had to live like an orphan. Jyothi learned her life lessons the hard and tough way as a child, having been exposed to trials and suffering.
Jyothi Reddy studied at a government school and did several vocational courses during her time in the orphanage. Anila Jyothi used to earn money by assisting her superintendent with their household chores.
Jyothi Reddy married her distant cousin, who was a farmer, when she was 16 years old. In just a few years, she became a mother of two. Jyothi was already in a bad situation, but the birth of two daughters added to her woes. She used to work in the fields for 5 rupees per day at the time.
They could hardly afford medicine or any other critical service because their salary was so low. Jyothi had to send her daughters to a Telugu school since she couldn’t afford to pay the lowest costs for an English language school at the time, which was 50 Rupees per month.
Jyothi Reddy, despite her hardships and afflictions, was continuously on the lookout for opportunities to provide a better life for her children. When she found a job through a government programme, her life took a turn for the better. She went on to work as a teacher later on. She did part-time jobs like stitching clothes since the money she received from these sources was insufficient. She also had a job as a librarian.
Despite her husband’s opposition, Jyothi Reddy graduated from B. R. Ambedkar Open University with a BA degree. She moved on to Kakatiya University for her MA after that. Her qualifications did pay off, as she was hired as a special educator. She did, however, have to travel for more than a couple of hours to get to work. So, Jyothi took advantage of the opportunity and began selling sarees in the train to supplement her income. Anila Jyothi Reddy was so efficient that she never missed a chance to make a profit. Jyothi Reddy obtained a regular job in 1994 after engaging in a series of short-term jobs.
Journey in America
Jyothi Reddy had been toiled and drudged all her life like an ox, and she knew that life would throw her additional trials, and nothing could be taken for granted. Rather than settling into her normal employment, Reddy kept looking for bigger opportunities. She was visiting a distant relative from America at the time, and their way of life strongly impacted her. She, too, desired to see the United States. Jyothi Reddy prepared for this by enrolling herself in computer classes and obtaining her visa.
Jyothi finally moved to the United States in 2000, leaving her family behind. To make ends meet during her early years in America, she took on a variety of part-time jobs. She worked as a salesperson and a babysitter, as well as at a filling station. She stayed with an Indian family as a paying guest. With the help of a connection, she was soon hired as a recruiter. Unfortunately, after a few days of work, the employer requested her to resign due to her lack of a valid work visa. She resigned from ICSA and went back to work for $5 an hour at various odd jobs until she acquired her H1 Visa.
Became An Entrepreneur
Jyothi Reddy returned to India in 2001 to visit her daughters after nearly a year of struggle. Jyothi met a priest during her visit to a temple during this period who informed her she would start a business. This idea stuck with her, and she soon began a consultancy firm to handle things like paperwork permits for the United States.
After that, in 2001, she founded Key Software Solution Inc. in Phoenix using the money she had saved in the United States (about $40,000). Her firm also created software and recruitment solutions.
She thought it was her responsibility to aid the poor because she had battled so much in her life. Whenever she visited India, she visited old age homes and orphanages, offered assistance to those in need. Last year, she facilitated the marriage of a deaf and hard of hearing girl from Hanamkonda, Telangana, to a similarly challenged guy in such an elegant manner that the ceremony made the local news. Jyothi has also promised to perform 99 more weddings for the underprivileged.
The most rewarding conclusion after hardships
Jyothi Reddy’s achievement now motivates thousands of self-trapped people to soar above their endless setbacks, battle against the stormy presence with brave hearts, and claim a better future. She demonstrates that in order to become successful, one does not need to possess extremely great skills or talents; all that is required is aspiration, desperation, and tenacity in achieving what most people believe is impossible. She’s also a living example of the phrase “the harder you work, the luckier you become.”
Her story is incredibly inspiring. In 2013, she released her Telugu autobiography, “Aina, Nenu Odipoledu” (Yet I have not Lost).