Total loan: $325
Burdwan, WB, India / Arts
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A loan helped to expand a hand loom business by making and selling more varieties of saris.
Sarmina, 23, is a resident of the Burdwan district of West Bengal, who wants to support her husband to make saris and sell them. Her husband collects raw thread from the market, makes the thread into the finished material and fit them in "tana", which is a part of the handloom machine and make saris. She has a household size of 4 and a monthly income of INR. 6,200 and hence wishes to increase her monthly income. The loan amount of INR. 20,000 from Gram Bikash Kendra, a field partner of Milaap, will help her to support her husband to make and sell more saris in the local market. With the loan amount, they can purchase more threads, needles and upgrade the tana machine. She is grateful to the lenders for this financial assistance.