Shaikh Anwar – Vatva, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Anwar is 35 years old, and physically challenged. He is married and has a child. He has limited education but has been operating an auto rickshaw for the past 14 years. The high cost of renting the rickshaw and high fuel prices leave him constantly penniless.
He tried to buy an auto rickshaw, but he could not afford the repayment and installments. His wife and Anwar accessed a loan of Rs.10,000.00. from Shanti which has helped him purchase his auto rickshaw outright. Now he earns Rs.500 a day. This helps him sustain his family and he can afford to send his child to school.