W.G Ayeshika (Age 20) lives in Ginigathhena in the Nuwara Eliya District with her parents. Ayeshika’s father is an Army Officer and about two years ago due to an illness he was discharged from the Army and the family was faced with many financial difficulties. Ayeshika’s mother sustained the family by plucking tea leaves at a nearby estate during this period. During this time Ayeshika visited a relative’s place in Ratnapura who was engaged in producing joss sticks and foot wear. Her father’s past unemployment status and desire to find an independent source of income for the family spurred Ayeshika’s interest in engaging in a similar business of her own. Ayeshika obtained enterprise development trainings on manufacturing joss sticks and foot wear through utilizing BMI’s Enterprise Development Coupons and in September 2014 Ayeshika obtained her first loan of Rs. 20,000 from BMI to commence her own business.