Dipa Mondal, a resident of Majhergram, Nadia, West Bengal, led an ordinary life of a homemaker a few years ago. Her husband, Joydeep, inherited a small shoe store from his father. Joydeep's business was in adverse shape as the store was in insolvent condition and the stocks were outdated.
Her household lacked financial stability, which was indispensable for strengthening their future. In despair, Dipa decided to do something to support her family. Dipa's father-in-law advised her to take command of their family business as he knew her potential.
Dipa heard about VFS Capital's microfinance loan facilities and its' convenient support system for enabling women like her. She approached VFS four years ago and received her first credit from the enterprise. Dipa evolved as her husband's business partner, and her father-in-law guided her to enrich her business knowledge and competence.
She completed the necessary renovation of her shoe store and upgraded the stocks to match modern trends. Her shoe stock includes a wide range from sandals to formal shoes of renowned brands. During the pandemic, her sale declined like most other businesses in her locality. However, she was persistent and did not lose hope. As the Covid restrictions lifted partially and the schools began to conduct conventional classes, her business attained pace. She sold over 200 pairs of school shoes in February 2022.
Dipa has not only crafted her entrepreneurial success; furthermore, she made her father-in-law proud by fulfilling his dream of efficiently carrying the family business. Now Dipa leads a life with self-esteem, and her family depends on her decision. She is grateful to her father-in-law for mentoring her and to VFS Capital for extending its service in her time of need.