Indica Samanmali lives in a local village in Ipolagama in Anuradhapura with her husband their daughter. Her husband is a local salesman who earns a monthly salary of Rs. 35,000/-. Their daughter is currently attending the local school.
For the past one year the 32 year old Samanamali has been operating a local grocery store from which she earns a monthly income of Rs. 40,000/-. Despite owning their own land the house they live in is partially complete, along with the expenses of their daughter’s education both parents have been unable to set outside money to complete the construction of the house.
Through the assistance of a BMI loan, valued at Rs. 30,000/-, Samanmali plans to expand her grocery store through the purchasing of more stock. The recent past has seen an increase in the number of her customers; unfortunately she has found herself unable to complete their orders due to a lack of items.
She hopes that a larger store will see a greater income which will help her family finish the building of their home.