Chamila and her family lives in a remote village named Damunupola in Kegalle District. Chamila’s husband is a daily wage laborer and they have two daughters. The elder one is working in a garment factory and the youngest is still schooling. They live in a partially completed house.
Chamila engage in the cultivation business to support her husband and make their family income steadier. Chamila became a member of BMI in late 2012 and this is her first loan from BMI (LKR 30,000). She intended to use the loan to obtain cultivation materials and fertilizer. She mainly cultivates Manioc, Sweet Potatoes and Bananas and has a very good market for them. Currently, her monthly income is around LKR 11,000.
She has a lot of dreams for her two daughters’ future and committed herself to make a better future for the whole family.