Anita Halder of Hatsimla village, Nadanhat , Burdwan, got married at a very early age. Her husband Bharat Halder had no fixed income. She had to return to her maternal home where they somehow managed to stay in a house fenced with straws. The family was pushed to penury, trying to fight hunger and poverty. At this time, Anita came to know about VFS. A VFS representative promised her all kinds of support. She joined a JLG in her village and took a loan of Rs. 20,000 from VFS to buy a weaving machine. Using the income generated from the weaving machine, she repaid her installments and went on to take multiple cycles of loan to enhance her infrastructure. Now, she owns 3 weaving machines. She is in her fourth cycle loan worth Rs. 34,000. Using her earnings, she has built a house with a concrete floor. Her daughter is a student of class IX and son is in class II, which is a matter of great satisfaction to her. Now, she is a happy working woman.
In her words, ““I will never forget the role of VFS, which has helped me to change our lives.””.