Indrapala is a mobile merchant from Helamada area who collects and sells agricultural products such as banana, king-coconut and coconut in the adjacent villages. He is also a part-time waged laborer who makes bricks. He lives with his wife and small son who is studying in grade six in the village school. His wife helps him to collect the merchandise from the area.
The first loan of LKR 25,000, Indrapala obtained from BMI was used to start a poultry shed in 2011. However, it was not successful since chicken died due to some wild animal attack and an epidemic disease. Thus, Indrapala had chosen the current business. Now, he is taking a loan of LKR 50,000 from BMI with the intention of purchasing more fruits to be sold in retail. He also does bulk selling in Galigamuwa area where he sells his merchandise to local shops.
Indrapala wishes to use his full time for the cultivation in the future when it starts to generate a stable income and use it for to uplift the lives of his wife and little son.