Like Mother’s Love Updated On 2017-11-10
Name of enterprise: Ammaveedu Cafeteria
Name of the entrepreneur: Karthiyani Vasu
Date of starting enterprise: 29/03/2017
Initial investment: Rs. 29,000
Additional investment: Rs. 1,50,000
Source of investment: Rs. 29,000 Own Funds +Rs. 1,50,000 Mudra Loan
Profit per month (as of October, 2017): Rs. 12,500
Entrepreneur profile: Karthiyani is an NHG member whoseonly incomecame from MGNREGA work.After SVEP MECconducted NHG orientation,Karthiyani decided to start a business, but she did not know what kind of enterprise was suitable for her. SVEP MEC Radha realised thatKarthiyanihas an extra skill in cooking traditional food items and in that a cafeteria is a viable business in that area. As the name of the enterprise indicates, the customers generally say that the food hasthe familiar taste of a mother’s love.
Future plans: At first, she started the business near her house in a small shed. Now the shedhas been replaced by a concrete building.She wants to expandher premises because now only15 people can be accommodated at any time.
MEC supporting the enterprise: Radha C
Entrepreneur Testimony: “We did not have any source for regular income and wewere struggling to meet our basic needs. MEC Radhahas helped in every stage of setting up this business fromgetting a bank loan toarranging the utensils to arranging the necessary permits like the health card, food and safety permit. We are very much thankful to Kudumbashree andRadha.If an elderly couple like us can survive with the new efforts, so can the younger generation.”