Sukla Das, 33, resides with her husband Kanu and two children in Malopara, Hooghly district, West Bengal. She struggled every day to sustain her family and manage her household as her husband had a meagre income. Sukla was feeling helpless for her incapability to support her husband. At that time, the thought of the Muri (Puffed rice) manufacturing business sparked in her mind, and she felt it might be the right solution to support her family and make a sensible living.
Sukla found a ray of hope to provide a promising future for her children, though the challenge was to accomplish her dream. Her struggle was far from over then, as Muri manufacturing requires a certain amount of investment, and she did not possess any capital to venture into the business. She could not accumulate funds as she belonged to the underprivileged segment of society.
When she had lost all hopes of acquiring any financial support, VFS Capital extended its hand, and she received credit from the Guptipara VFS branch. Sukla purchased machine parts as she had already stored rice for the purpose, and her husband assisted her in installing the Muri manufacturing machine.
Sulka supplies Muri to the wholesalers and runs a profitable business. She has expanded the business and engaged two employees from her neighbourhood. She is grateful to VFS Capital for offering its support in her time of need.
Now Sukla is the decision-maker and takes care of the well-being of her family. She is a capable mother who provides proper education to her children and secures a brighter future for them. Sukla has carved her own identity and shines in her community. Her business is not only offering prosperity to her household but providing hope for people around her. She is among the millions of women who are living up to VFS Capitals' dream of entrepreneurship and empowerment.