A resident of Ipalogama, Nilanthi Dharmadasa married to Weerasuriya who works as general labourer. The couple has 3 chidlren out of 2 are married and living separately. Her youngest daughter is still schooling.
Nilanthi became a BMI cluster member in 2011. As she had enough free time, she thought to utilize it with an income generation activity. For this, she picked poultry farming, which she could do at her home. She went for her first BMI loan of Rs. 25,000 in March 2011 and invested to commence her income generation activity. This bought her substantial income which helped her to support her daughter’s education.
At present, Nilathi earns a monthly income of Rs. 15,000 from poultry farming. Nilanthi is now interested in going for second BMI loan of Rs. 50,000. She hopes to receive this loan during this month so that she can expand her poultry farm into bigger area with more hens. She knows with the fullest support from her husband, she can become another successful entrepreneur in the Ipalogama division.