Jayanthi is engaged in tailoring for the past 3 years in the Siyambalawe area, a rural village in the Anuradhapura District. Jayanthi is married and her husband works for the Sri Lanka Army. They have two schooling children aged 12 and 11 years.
Jayanthi joined the BMI in 2011 when she obtained her first loan of LKR 30,000/- to develop her business. She earns at present monthly average income of LKR 10,000/-. Earlier the main income source was agricultural farming. However the income she got from this was barely enough for her family, hence she had started the tailoring business to earn that additional income to support her family’s living expenses including educational expenses for her young children.
She now wishes to expand her business by way of a new machine and more fabric for stitching. She feels, with the expansion of the business she may even be able to offer employment to a couple of young girls in the village. However, her main intention is to be a successful entrepreneur for the betterment of her family’s future.