Deepanjalie is new to BMI and has applied for her first loan amounting to LKR 30,000/-. Deepanjalie is from a small village called MeDerigala in the Mawanella area in the Kurunegala District. She is involved in the brick making industry. She has a small furnace or kiln and this is used for baking the bricks. It is a labour intensive business and Deepanjalie is a hard worker. She earns an average monthly income of LKR 32,500/- approximately. Deepanjalie has a sound knowledge of this manufacturing process.
She is 34 years old. Her husband works as a road development labourer and they have two schooling children. This family is considered to fall into the category of ‘poor’ in the village and Deepanjalie aspires to be successful in this small business and alleviate the living standards of her family. She hopes that BMI would help her achieve this dream.