His wife is working as an office assistant in a private company, earning Rs.6000 per month after travel expenses. Their older daughter got married about a year back and younger daughter is still studying. The family had to spend a lot of money for the wedding, Satheesan’s medical treatment and also getting their house back into shape after the floods.
Satheesan’s shop is fully damaged, including the machinery and other electrical fittings. The machines will cost close to Rs. 1.2 lakhs and the shop repair will cost another Rs.30,000. The family is not in a position to invest such a large amount into the business. They already have a loan of around Rs.6 lakhs. He is currently unemployed, but is confident of getting back on his feet once the shop is renovated. They approached MicroCharity for support through a volunteer.