Mrs. R.M. Niluka Priyadarshani lives in Maligawila, Monaragala with her two children and her husband Mr. N.M.Chaminda Kumara Nishanka. On the 17th of June 2013, Mrs. Niluka started her own business in Maligawila after buying a sewing machine from her own savings from working at a garment factory. She has been doing this business for the last five years.
Nowadays, she has four sewing machines at her home. In addition, she has a separate place in Minipura Village with eight machines and 6 staff members. Niluka pays Rs.800/- to an employee per day. She has provided career opportunities to other women in the village. At the moment she earns Rs. 60,000/- per month and she does sewing of ladies’ and kids’ wear.
The great difficulty of her is finding quality raw materials. During that time, she came to know that Sejaya Micro Credit is giving loans to the needy women to uplift their domestic businesses and she was able to obtain Rs. 35,000/- loan for her domestic business.
Niluka is hoping to expand her business in the future with support from Sejaya Micro Credit and to create additional 25 employment opportunities for the community.