Progress Reports

Lekamralalage Thilakaratne

Berendina Microfinance Institute, Sri Lanka

$438.60 of $438.60 repaid.

Lekamralalage. R. Thilakaratna is a BMI cluster member from Galigamuwa. He commenced an income generation acitivity by starting a small retail shop next to his house. He improved it by taking his first BMI business loan more than one year ago. Thilakaratna went for his second BMI loan of Rs. 50,000 for the purpose of expanding the retail shop. He bought goods for the shop for the worth of Rs. 45,000. He also hopes to further develop the shop with the profits he earns with all these improvements.

Posted by Chanuka Dilhani on Sep 02, 2013

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Leelawathi Kapuru Panditage

Berendina Microfinance Institute, Sri Lanka

$438.60 of $438.60 repaid.

Leelawathi received her second BMI loan of Rs. 50,000 in 2013. She is involved in an income generating activity by doing her pottery business from home. She used her new loan amount to buy plants, fertilizer and for labour charges. She also plans to start other income generation activities as she has undergone many EDS trainings conducted by BMI in the past.

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Kaushalya Danansuriya

Berendina Microfinance Institute, Sri Lanka

$438.60 of $438.60 repaid.

Seelawathi Danansooriya is a resident of Galigamuwa and an active BMI client. She has involved herself in income generation activity by starting bricks production. Her first BMI loan was used to develop this activity. In 2013, Seelawathi went for her second BMI loan of Rs. 50,000 for further expansion of her business activity. Out of the total amount, she used 20,000 for labour charges to make a big furnace for the brick production and another Rs. 15,000 for firewood. Another Rs. 10,000 is used for coconut husks. With the new furnace and needed materials, she hopes to increase her production quantity.

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A.K.K. Dhammika Pushpakumari

Berendina Microfinance Institute, Sri Lanka

$438.60 of $438.60 repaid.

Dhammika Pushpa Kumari is a resident of Galigamuwa. She is involved in tea cultivation. She used her first business loan to start this activity and in 2013, took her second BMI loan of Rs. 50,000 for further expansion. Out of the total loan amount, she used Rs. 15,000 for protection walls and labour charges. She used another Rs. 5,000 for fertilizers. The balance Rs. 30,000 was used to buy new plants. She hopes to earn more profit in coming future with these rightly business development activities.

Posted by Chanuka Dilhani on Sep 02, 2013

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Lilawathi Henaka Achchilage

Berendina Microfinance Institute, Sri Lanka

$625.00 of $625.00 repaid.

Galigamuwa BMI cluster member Leelawathi went for her third BMI loan of Rs. 75,000. Previously, she has taken 2 similar BMI business loans to invest in her business activity related to rubber cultivation. She has used Rs. 20,000 to fence the rubber cultivation area. She also used another Rs. 20,000 for fertilizers purchase. She knows these measures will increase the rubber milk production as well as protection to the land. She has kept the balance loan amount for near future business expansion activities.

Posted by Chanuka Dilhani on Sep 02, 2013

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