A loan of $475 helped to set up a garment shop in the market and to buy clothing for women and children.


Tikina's story

Tikina is a 35-year-old single mother living with her parents, son aged 9, and daughter aged 14. She got married to Mr. Babuli in 1997 and got separated from her husband after six years for personal reasons. Since then she has been staying with her parents. She wanted to be independent and started a business. She sells ladies garments like sarees, blouses and dresses for kids etc. roaming from door to door in the nearby villages. She travels 15-20 km by foot in one day selling her merchandise. She earns 2000 to 2500 Indian Rupees (INR) per month from this business. Tikina wants to set up a garment shop in the village market so that she can avoid traveling so much and get more time to spend with her children. She requires money to purchase the clothes in larger amounts and new varieties according to market demand. She wants to purchase a wide variety of sarees and other clothing for women as well as kids. Tikina has requested a loan of 25,000 INR to set up a garment shop in the market. She says that she can earn 4000 to 5000 INR from this shop of her own and she can send her children to a good school.



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