CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka)

$2,670 $47,330
Raised Remaining
Oct 10, 2011

Another Loan, Another Happy Family

Asanar Janufa and one of her new sewing machines
Asanar Janufa and one of her new sewing machines

CERI’s Microenterprise Program is continuing to have great success! Here’s another story about how people are being helped in Sri Lanka.

Asanar Janufa is a foster mother to a 14-year-old boy in CERI’s care named Ibrahim. They live in a low income community in Eravur, Sri Lanka. Ms. Janufa’s first loan was for $65, which she used to buy a sewing machine to start a dress business. She produced and sold an average of 9 dresses each month which yielded an income of $27 a month. Even after the massive flood that destroyed her business, Ms. Janufa continued diligently onward with the help of another loan of $600 from CERI’s Microenterprise Program to buy two motorized sewing machines. Ms. Janufa said, “With CERI’s help, I learned a lot, sharpened my knowledge and skills and developed my confidence greatly to speak with the people of different income levels.” Just last month, September 2011, Ms. Janufa made $450 selling her homemade dresses. She uses this income to support her foster son. Ms. Janufa is a wonderful example of how CERI’s Microenterprise Program helps improve the livelihoods of poor rural families.

Please make a difference today in the lives of the less fortunate by giving to CERI’s Microenterprise Program.



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