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Rajamani, Tamil Nadu
Rajamani from Sengalipalayam has been with ESAF for more than five years. She decided to join ESAF, when she realized that relying on the inconsistent income of her husband would not help her aim of leading a quality life. Being a daily wage earner, her husband had his limitations in finding a regular job. Rajamani could understand it better as she too was depending on small works that could earn her Rs 25 – Rs 50 / day. Soon after joining ESAF, she took a loan of Rs 8,000 to set up a fancy store of her own at her native place. The decision proved to be a hit as hers was the only fancy store in the area. Started with bangles and fancy chains she later added one more Stock keeping Unit (SKU) in the form of fancy kids wear.
No wonder, she managed to escalate her revenues from sales to Rs 15,000/ month. She now foresees her future with a positive frame of mind, thanks to the value added services of ESAF like pension and insurance. Her close relatives give her adequate support in her initiative. She thanked ESAF Microfinance, as the loans helped her to run her business successfully and made it possible for her to construct a house of her own. Also she could send her daughter to get quality education from a premium English medium school. She also thanked the branch staff and added that never once she experienced a delay in getting loans from them. Rajamani now dreams big of building a small shopping complex in her village and looks for the support of ESAF to give her daughter the best education possible. She now wants to see more people from her community to join the success bandwagon and has already recommended ESAF to her neighborhood.