Aged 32 years lives happily in Shanti Kunj, Berasiya with her family. She got associated with SCNL about 4 years back to get financially independent and facilitate her daughter with better education and future. With her first loan of Rs.12,000, Meena bought a sewing machine. Her hard work and timely payment of instalments made her eligible for her second loan cycle of Rs.15,000 with which she opened a small salon for her husband. With the third loan cycle of Rs.35,000, she expanded the salon. Today, Meena’s family feels extremely proud of their achievements as earlier they had to work for other people for a living while now they are not only independent and financially secure with an income of approximately Rs.700 to Rs.800 per day but also have two helpers at their salon.