A loan of $550 helped to pay for purchasing fabrics for her tailoring shop.

Sanjulata's story

Sanjulata is a 36-year-old unmarried woman. She lives with her brother, sister-in-law, and her brother’s one daughter; and one sister. She has six years of experience in tailoring. She has one sewing machine. She stitches ladies clothes like blouses, frocks, uniforms of school girls, and suits (traditional dress in Odisha), etc. She earns 2,500 Indian rupees (INR) per month from her business.

Sanjulata does not want to be a burden for her brother. She wants to develop her business and save some money for her future. She takes orders from the village people to make their clothes and she only keeps the service charge. This gives less profit to her. She wants to make clothes with her own cloth. She wants to make dress for children and girls which she can sell in the upcoming Dussehra festival (Indian traditional festival).

Sanjulata has applied for a loan of 30,000 INR to purchase cloth in bulk with which she will make clothes and earn a good amount by selling them. In this way, she can earn 4,000 to 4,500 INR and she can save some money for her future.

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