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Category : success stories

27 Sep 2017

Fizzing Success thru Hard work

Deepa Udayakumar, a 34-year-old housewife from Vellakkamurani in Palakkad district of Kerala has been associated with their family run soda making business for decades. Five years ago, Deepa decided to start her own venture, but to break into a market which requires some capital investment; she needed to find a suitable financier and an innovative approach to production. Deepa wanted to be a small, artisanal producer with the ability to experiment and make changes to her products to assure greater […]

27 Sep 2017

Catering their way to triumph

For the last 3 years, Geetha from Anikode in Palakkad district of Kerala along with 3 other women from her neighbourhood successfully runs a canteen at Palakkad municipal premises with the support of Muthoot Microfin. Geetha and colleagues’ drive to own a small-scale canteen business didn’t just come out of their passion for cooking but came from necessity. With the support of Muthoot, Geetha and company didn’t have to look far when they decided to shift to the catering business […]

12 Jul 2016

GROWING STEADILY

Mahalakshmi Place :Soolakkal , Coimbatore . Mahalakshmi is a 38-year-old house wife from Soolakkal in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. Born and raised in this small village on the outskirts of Pollachi, she has only primary education and was married early. Her husband, Karuppasamy is a daily labourer and was often out of work during the rainy seasons which makes living harder for the family of four that includes two small children. The situation forced Mahalakshmi to find a way to […]

12 Jul 2016

THREADING FOR A TURNAROUND

Mallika Place :Thamaraikulam , Coimbatore . Thirty-four-year-old Mallika, residing at Thamaraikulam in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu has always been a planner and set goals for herself. Thanks to that, she has now become a successful small time business woman and is a role model for her villagers. However, barely 4 years ago, raising even a small amount of capital to start her coir business was out of the reach for this mother of two children. Her transformation from a […]

12 Jul 2016

Rolling to Recognition

Kausalya Place :Athikkad, Kanjarakunnam . 50-year-old Kausalya from Athikkad, Kanjarakunnam in Palakkad district of Kerala has now become a successful micro entrepreneur with her ‘Pappad’ making business. Her husband Thankaraj and only son Anoop now assist her in the business which provides the family with earnings around ₹1500 a day. However, the success took its time to reach Kausalya and her family. Earlier, the Pappad business didn’t produce enough income for her family as the production output was way too […]

12 Jul 2016

Spinning to Winning

Shylaja Place :Keerikkadu, Kayamkulam . Coastal areas of Alappuzha district in Kerala is well known for its much lauded fishermen community but it is also home to many traditional coir workers. Though the once well bloomed coir industry is in distress at the moment, many workers are still trying their luck in it mainly because they were not good at any other jobs after spending most of their lives in the beleaguered industry. Forty-six-year-old Shylaja from Keerikkadu near Kayamkulam is […]

20 Oct 2015

Small step, big leap

Devi Place :Kovaipudur, Coimbatore. Devi is a 32 year old woman entrepreneur, living in a remote village called Kovaipudur in Coimbatore. She and her husband are fruit vendors in the nearby market. They have two children and the family had been having a low standard of living without any progress for a long period of time. A couple of years back, the family expenses began to increase and they faced frequent financial difficulties. At that point of time Devi realized […]

13 Oct 2015

The Courage to Initiate

Pallavi Ganesh Jivankar Place : Nagpur Pallavi Ganesh Jivankar is a 30 year old woman entrepreneur from remote Nagpur. Her husband runs a rented electronic shop in the nearby town. After marriage and giving birth to twin sons, she wished to earn something of her own and provide good education to their growing children. The experience of managing things at her husband’s shop gave rise to a dream of operating a shop of herself in the neighbourhood. However, she was […]

13 Oct 2015

Cultivating Success

Subaida Mohammed Ali Place : Mannarkkad,Palakkad Subaida Mohammed Ali, aged 41 years is a resident of Thenkara, located in the north-east hilly tracts of Mannarkkad in Palakkad District of Kerala. Her family consisting of 7 members were dependent on her husband’s paltry income from daily labour. The pathetic situation forced Subaida to work hard on banana cultivation. Now, Subaida has set herself as a role model for the cash-strapped farmers in the region thanks to her association with Muthoot Microfinance […]

13 Oct 2015

Old Glory Days Come Alive

Ambika Chitravani Place : Kallanchira, Palakkad Kallanchira in Peruvemba is a weaving village in Palakkad district of Kerala. Its once thrived handloom industry was a major source of revenue for many people in the area. However, the industry is facing a downturn these days as low wage coupled with other issues forcing traditional handloom workers to shift to other professions. 41 year old Ambika Chitravani, a traditional weaver from the locality was also forced to try other options as her […]