Achintha is a 39-year-old woman living with her husband and 2 children in Kamburugamuwa in the Matara district of southern Sri Lanka. She and her husband work together to manage a book shop, which they started about one and a half years ago. They are both very hard-working and hope to expand the book shop in the future.
Achintha is asking for a 20,000 LKR loan from BRAC to buy books and stationery to help supply her shop. She is situated in a marketplace that is in a very beneficial location right next to a center where many people take classes. She hopes this loan will help her expand the business in the future.
Due to Sri Lanka’s central bank regulations, there is a chance that you may not receive repayment on this loan for up to 12 months after the repayment has been collected by the field partner. Bank regulations in Sri Lanka stipulate that US Dollars cannot leave the country for 12 months. However, Kiva’s net billing system, under normal circumstances will allow for more timely repayment. For more information, please visit BRAC Sri Lanka’s Field Partner page (accessible on the right side of this page).