Meenaben Sharma left her teaching job and started a roti-making business. The venture has now become hugely successful
Bengaluru: A good teaching job. A handsome salary. Yet no satisfaction. This unrest led a lady teacher to start her own business, after relinquishing the post of a teacher.
Meet Meenaben Sharma. She used to teach at a private school in Vadodara, Gujarat. Though her life was cruising along, she surely was not happy with the mundane stuff.
That is when she decided to start her own roti-making business. What started as a small business 2 years ago has now fully blossomed. Today, she earns several lakhs as business and has even employed several people.
She says, “I taught in a private school till two years ago. After a few days, I started getting bored with work. I thought why not do something so that I can be self-dependent and also give employment to other women. In 2018, I took a loan of Rs 7 lakh from the Vadodara District Industries Center under the PMRY scheme and started a business,” as quoted by Dainik Bhaskar.
Initially, she used to make 100 rotis. But as days wore on, the demand grew and she was forced to make thousands of them. Now, you may find it surprising that she makes 4000 rotis.
She adds, “When the business started in the year 2018, it started with 100 rotis. Gradually, people approached for orders and the business grew. Now I supply about 4 thousand rotis daily. There are now 10 women in my unit. This not only makes my work easy, but they have also got employment. There are currently roti-making machines.”
With success tasted, she now hopes to purchase more roti-making machines and employ more women. Presently she serves her rotis to canteens. She further hopes to expand her business by making more delicious rotis and attracting more and more customers.
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Last Updated Nov 21, 2020, 11:10 AM IST