Neetha is a 37-year-old married woman living in Kekanadura, Matara, with her husband, four children and her mother. The family consists of three sons and a daughter. Two sons are working while the other son is studying. Her daughter is married.
Neetha has a business selling vegetables from a shop in her town. Her brother is also a partner in her business. They started this business in 2005. When her brother goes to buy vegetables for the shop, she works in the shop.
Neetha has asked for a 60,000 Sri Lankan rupee loan from BRAC Sri Lanka in order to further develop the vegetable business. Neetha is honest and careful in her business. She hopes to provide a nutritious diet to her family through the additional income from the business.
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).