24 years old Kelum Satharasinghe persuaded his interest in carpentry no sooner he finished his schooling days. He gained enough knowledge to do his own but was unable to do since he didn’t have enough money to invest in his dreams.
When he became a member of BMI cluster, it paved the way for him to go for a business loan to start his venture. Kelum took his first business loan of Rs. 25,000 in June 2011 and commenced his carpentry shop. His hard work paid him enough profit with a monthly income stands at Rs. 85,000 at present.
Kelum feels its right time to invest more money on his income generation activity and wants to go for his second loan of Rs. 50,000. He wants this loan approved sooner so that he can purchase a new machine for his workshop. Kelum hopes to give employment opportunities to village youth with further expansions to his work shop in future.