When my husband saw how successful I became after my first loan, he got the courage to start his own business.
Electrical wiring enterprise
In 2006 Sudamani took her first loan of Rs 7,000 from Grameen Koota. She used the money to set up a shop in her village. After a successful first year, she decided to help her husband set up an enterprise of his own.
Her second loan from Grameen Koota was invested in an electrical wiring enterprise, managed by her husband Dinesh.
Soon, the two expanded their services by investing in a pay-phone and lighting equipment that could be hired by others in the community. Soon, they also began a basic ironing service.
In the years since 2006, they moved into a house of their own and remained committed to educating their two daughters.