Jamila Bibi Ansari – Vatva, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Jamila Bibi, is married to a drug addict and cannot rely on her husband to look after her and her children. For as long as she can remember, she has been the breadwinner in the family and more recently her son is contributing to the household. Together they have barely sustained themselves by purchasing vegetables from the wholesale market on credit (with very high interest rates) for sale (with low returns). She managed to save some funds and took a Shanti loan for Rs.10, 000.00.
This loan allows her to buy the vegetables with cash saving her 2 to 5% (which would otherwise be lost on credit). Her profits have been increasing slowly but surely and she has repaid her loan. Her next challenge is to save enough money for her daughter’s marriage.