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Customer Success Stories

Kamlesh
Made in India to make for India
Kamlesh - Meerut
Welcome to Meerut city. A city an hour drives away from the national capital of Delhi. Was home to great freedom fighters like Mangal Pandey and also for popular national fares like Nauchandi.
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Suresh & Sangita
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Suresh & Sangita - Maharashtra
Hard work & Perseverance are the two words which define - Mr. Suresh Ghule. Suresh is spouse of Sangita, one of Ujjivan's oldest customers in Katraj. He is very famous in Dhankawadi area of Pune for his skills in watch repairing where he has recently inaugurated his own shop.
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Reeta Devi
Every Great Dream Begins With A Dreamer
Reeta Devi - Bihar
The story narrated here is of Reeta Devi (Hastal Branch , Customer), who was born in Nalanda, Bihar. She pursued her education till 10th standard and lived in a joint family. Her father was a farmer but later moved to Gujarat under construction work.
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Mita Gharai
The struggle of Gharais
Mita Gharai - West Bengal
Gharai family lives in Midnapur town, the headquarter of Paschim Midnapur district which is one of the most backward districts in West Bengal and a part of India's Red Corridor. Tapan Gharai (age 41), husband of Mita Gharai (age 36), customer of Ujjivan, and his parents used to work as agriculture labors few years ago.
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Shalet
Individual social responsibility
Shalet - Kerala
Shalet was born on 14th August 1971 in a fisherman family. Her parent's though uneducated knew the importance of education and gave her the best of it. She did her BSC from Stella Maris College Chennai, in Zoology and Computer science.
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Amirun Begam- Dhaniakhali
Go Green!
Amirun Begam- Dhaniakhali (West Bengal)
Amirun Begam, a villager from Konan village, Dhaniakhali, is our customer since more than 3 years. Her husband, Sk Ziaul Haque works in a private company in Kolkata. The couple has some agriculture land and they do farming to support the family which consists of 6 members- parents, the couple and two children.
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Mina Devi
A Housemaid to an Entrepreneur – the story of Mina Devi
Mina Devi Hazaribagh- Jharkhand
Mina Devi (age 43) got married to Surendra Kumar (age 45), a mason, 23 years ago and came to her in-law's house at Hazaribagh in Jharkhand. It was a joint family and father in law used to earn good. Later the family got separated and while managing the household expenses with mere Rs. 3,000 – 4,000 per month from the income of her husband,
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Vishal
"Vishal is a bright student and passionate about computers"
Tarabai- Vishal Sen Katraj- Maharshtra
"Vishal is a bright student and passionate about computers" Vishal' s teachers say about him. Vishal is son of one of our much valued customers - Tara Sen. She is our customer at Katraj branch since 2012.
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Indu Ramchandraa Waydande
"Sometime in life, you will have to face failure; don't give up, and always fight back"
Indu Ramchandraa Waydande Mankhurd West- Mumbai
While walking through the market situated at Mankhurd West, the shop with colorful flower bouquets and garlands catches eyes. Our customers Indu Ramchandraa Waydande runs this shop. She sells artificial flowers, readymade clothes and fruits at her shop. She set the best example of widening product range to cover a risk.
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Ramdulari
Milk, flowing to school!
Ramdulari - Sawaimadhopur
Ramdulari and her spouse Kedar Nath are into agriculture and livestock rearing. The hard-working couple has a dream to get their children educated and make them successful and respectable.
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Usha
Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try!
Usha Sonepat- Haryana
"Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained" - Marie Curie
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Nagarathnamma
Nagarathnamma's Pride!
Nagarathnamma Anekkal- Karnataka
Besthamanahalli is a lush green village with abundance of agriculture south to Anekkal Taluk of Bangalore. There lives Nagarathnamma with her family. She lives with her husband, 2 daughters, and 1 son and in laws. She still remembers the day when her mother in law introduced her to Ujjivan. She was one of the very first customers of Ujjivan in Anekkal when we opened the branch in 2007.
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Feleeshya
Feleeshya Pallurthy- Kerala
We all love stories. Researches advocate that people accept ideas and views more willingly when their minds are in story mode as opposed to an analytical mindset. So here is a story that proves "There is no profession which is only for men"
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Subhulakshmi Singanallur
Tiffin ready!!!
Subhulakshmi Singanallur- Tamil Nadu
Tiffin Ready… Yes, Tiffin is ready!!! For Mrs. Subhalakshmi and Mr.Muthappan everyday starts with preparing Tiffin for hundreds of their daily customers and ends the same way. But life was not always this easy…
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Anita Ben
ANITA BEN – An aspiring entrepreneur
Anita Ben - Ankleshwar, Gujarat
Anita ben is our customer in Ankleshwar branch since 2010. She is a passionate and aspiring entrepreneur & words like patience, discipline… define her.Anita ben was not born in a business family.
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Dali Devi
Dreams can shape your life
Dali Devi - Pali, Jodhpur
Dali didn't plan for a big business initially. She started what was necessary for her livings and now she has a venture of her own. Her hard work, dedication and support from her family had helped her to taste the fruit of success and joy.
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Neelam Devi
Bare Foot Ambitions
Neelam Devi - Danapur, Patna
'Ujjivan has been like a Guardian to us' – Neelam Devi recalls, reminiscent in the flashbacks of not so recent past. Neelam Devi has been associated with Ujjivan for more than 7 Years now. She started her journey with Ujjivan by borrowing a group loan for Rs. 10,000.
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Vandana Pawar
The starting point of all achievement is desire
Vandana Pawar - Limbayat, Surat
Vandana Pawar is the first customer of our Limbayat branch, Surat. She has been associated with Ujjivan since last 4 years. She is born and raised in Jalgaon and hails from a very simple family. She is married to Dagdu Ram & has 2 kids– Kalpesh(Bunty) and Rohini (Bebi) making them a complete family.
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Arati Barik
Building a better life in the City of joy !
Arati Barik - Kolkata
Arati Barik, from Kolkata the city of Joy , lives with a family of 5 where the only other source of income was her father's pension.She knew the restrictions of a salaried class and hence wanted to start her own business.
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Saubhagya
Made In Channapatna
Saubhagya - Channapatna, Karnataka
Her name is 'Saubhagya' meaning the Fortunate one. Can any work be more satisfying and fortunate than a work which brings smile on the face of any crying child? This is Saubhagya's story.
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Shashi
Wired for Success
Shashi - Ghaziabad, UP
Shashi is a 3rd cycle customer in the Vijaynagar branch (Ghaziabad, UP). She and her family are a true example of perseverance when it comes to building up their business and supporting themselves.
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Rajiyabi
Papad Business-Success Story of Customer Rajiyabi
Rajiyabi - Udhana, Surat
"PAPAD" is often served as an appetizer; it is consumed in all parts of India and abroad. Papad making business is often associated with empowerment of women in India, and is also one of the many cottage industries of India.
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Janki Bhat
Mumbai Dreams: Story of migrant Janki
Janki Bhat - Rajasthan
Janki Bhat was born in Rajasthan where her childhood was a struggle. She lost her father when she was just 10 and was soon taken out of school within a year due to the poor financial condition of her family.
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Kalpana
Designs of hope: Kalpana's pattachitra
Kalpana - Odisha
As one takes a right turn at the Nakhra junction on the busy Bhubaneshwar-Cuttack highway, and travels another two kilometres, one comes across Phulnakhra, a non-descript town about 20 kilometres from Bhubaneshwar.
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Rangamma
Prosperity through Microfinance: Story of Rangamma
Rangamma - Ramanagara, Karnataka
A photo of a cheerful woman in a bright yellow saree sitting beside her husband weaving a basket, adorns the walls of the Ujjivan Head Office. Her smile is infectious, but not many know of the story behind that smile.
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Shankari Kundu
Propsperity through Microfinance - Story of Shankari Kundu
Shankari Kundu - Kolkata
Kolkata is the "land of festivals", with 15 celebrated annually, from Poilo Basakhi to Bhai Phonta. At most festivals beautiful idols with colourful sarees and ornaments are the centre of attraction for all. Bengali artistic idols are famous all over the country, as well as abroad.
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Mahendri
Football is Not Just a Sport but a Source of Earning Bread for Some
Mahendri - Meerut
"Which way to go for Mahendri's house?''….. "You go straight, take a right and the first house on left is her house". My enquiry was answered by a child playing on the street.
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Sarika Salve
Prosperity through Microfinance - Story of Sarika
Sarika Salve
Sarika Salve, with perseverance, an entrepreneurial spirit and a few loans from Ujjivan, has overcome more obstacles than many of us can imagine. The oldest of four girls in her family, she was married at the very young age of 15 years to an abusive, drug-addicted husband.
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Vallinayaham and Muthusamy
Puffed Rice from Mettupalyam
Vallinayaham and Muthusamy - Mettupalyam
We met with Vallinayaham and Muthusamy (check out the video) who live with their 4 children in the village of Mettupalyam, 45 kms away from Coimbatore. The couple is involved in the business of manufacturing puffed rice.
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