A loan of $275 helped to buy raw ingredients and set up a shop where he can sell jhalmuri (an Indian snack food).


Lingaraj's story

Lingaraj is a 60-year-old physically challenged person living with his wife and a 24-year-old son who is deaf. He sells popular Indian street snacks like jhalmuri (prepared from mixing puffed rice, boiled potato, tomato, sprouts, onion, red chili powder, and salt). He roams around on his tricycle on the busy streets of the market selling it. He spends seven to eight hours roaming on his tricycle to sell and make enough to feed his family. His son does not have a regular job and is a mason who works whenever he gets work from construction projects going on in the village.

Lingaraj now wants to open a shop in a good location in the market to run his snacks business. He says that it will make his life easier as he does not need to roam on his tricycle all day to make his living. He also wants to sell more of what he is selling with the help of his son. This way he feels that his son can earn a regular income and also share the burden of the family.

He has requested a loan of 15,000 Indian Rupee (INR) for setting up a shop where he can sell jhalmuri sitting at one place and for purchasing more stock of what he sells. He has a dream to make a concrete house and replace his mud house.



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