Anura is a BMI client from Maradankadawala area in Anuradhapura district. He is engaged in retail business and owns a small retail shop in his village. He has around 8 years of experience in this field.
Anura joined BMI in 2011 June by obtaining a loan of LKR 25,000. He used this money to purchase selling items for his retail shop. The business became successful and now he is planning to expand his business more. Thus, he is now taking a loan of LKR 50,000 to finance the expansion. He plans to use the money to buy more selling items and increase the product range. He hopes that product diversification would increase the sales of his shop. His current monthly income from the business is around LKR 15,000.
Anura is married and his wife helps him in a great deal in running the business. They have one daughter and a son, who are still schooling. He has earned respect and credibility of his fellow villagers as a good businessman in the area. Thus, he believes he can expand and be a successful businessman in the area. His main ambition is to earn a good income and improve the level of living of his family.