Rehana Alijahan Sheikh lives in Dattawadi, Pune with her husband and two children. As a housewife she struggled to make ends meet with her husband’s income. She started selling biscuits and sweets but still it made no difference to their income. A loan from Annapurna in 2007 changed her life for good.
She opened a small shop selling food articles and was also able to stock up additional food articles in the subsequent loan cycles.
Her business has grown in the last 7 years and she also has a Savings account and insurance policy both facilitated by Annapurna. The hospital tieup of Annapurna has also proved helpful to her in times of sickness.
She now earns around Rs. 15000 a month. Rehana thanks Annapurna for making her independent and being able to give her children an education.