Coconut fibre in Sri Lanka
Nishadi manufactures carpets
Nishadi Lianag acquired her first skills in working with coconut fibers at an early age. A few years ago, her husband and she opened their own store in Uva province near the town of Badulla, where they sell their homemade rugs made from coconut fibers. Her first loan from the microfinance institution LOMC was 300,000 Sri Lankan rupees (about 1,655 euros), which she used to expand her business for the first time. She is currently having an additional factory built, which she plans to use for further expansion. Today, Nishadi, a mother of two, is happy to be able to provide for the future of her family and 15 employees.