MRS. W.M.Bandulawathi
Baddulla District
From single farmer to multi-region flower supplier

Mrs. Wanasinghe Mudiyansela Bandulawathi is a mother of two children who owns a flower nursery. Bandulawathi’s husband works at mechanical sector and earns Rs. 30,000/- per month.

In 2009, she started gardening with 100 plants at her home and earned Rs. 15,000 per month.  She joined a training program in rose & jebra gardening which was organized by Flower Association of Haggala Botanical Garden.  As one of the initial clients of Sejaya Micro Credit, she applied and received her first loan of Rs. 35,000/- from Welimada branch in February 2018. She used the loan to build up a greenhouse.

After sometimes, Bandulawathi’s business has grown. She supplied flowers to Battocolo, Wattala, Jaffna, Kalutara and she earned Rs. 100,000 per month. Today, she has obtained her second loan from Sejaya Micro Credit and was able to get the attention from an affiliated society of Peradeniya Botanical Garden.

Bandulawathi’s business is going well and she hopes to expand her products into fruit cultivation in the near future.