Hatti Kappi, a coffee chain in Bengaluru is an employer with a difference. It currently has 40 senior citizens working in different outlets in the city.
The restaurant wants to help senior citizens, who are in need, by giving them jobs. The senior people working here receive a salary of about Rs 10,000 per month and Rs 3000 as medical allowance. There is also a corpus set up for emergencies.
After training, senior citizens are deployed on various jobs in the coffee outlets, from kitchen to the cash counter. Hatti Kappi is impressed by the commitment and efficiency of its senior citizen employees.
Hatti Kappi plans to go pan-India by 2017, ensuring that every outlet would employ at least one senior citizen. They also plan to start an NGO to provide accommodation to homeless senior citizens.