Thilaka is a BMI client from Galwawala area in the Anuradhapura District. In 2012 Thilaka had taken her first loan of LKR 30,000/- from BMI for the development of her husband’s brick manufacturing business. She has approximately 3 years’ experience in the industry. At present they earn an average income of LKR 35,000/- per month.
She has now applied for her second loan amounting to LKR 50,000/- to further develop this business by way of more raw materials and better equipment.
Thilaka has three schooling children two girls aged 12 and 15 years and a son who is 6 years. They also look after their dependent parent who is 71 years old.
Thilaka and her husband work very hard to provide day to day living essentials for their children and family. As such they are very determined to ensure that this business which is their livelihood will grow to provide them a better life and be a healthy source of income for their future. They hope with the development and expansion of the manufacture process, which is labour intensive,they will be able to provide employment opportunities for the villages.