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Bakery – Sivathas Case Story

Mr S. Sivathasan   lives in Morakottanchenai, Koralai Pattu South (Kiran) division with his family, has taken over the responsibility of managing the business called “Nesha Bakery” and running smoothly since more than a decades.  When his parent engaged in the business he worked as one of the employee and learn all technical part of it. After his father death, he become the owner of the business and further expanded with the help of one of his brother. Currently 10 employees working and producing many varieties of wheat flour based products such as bread, bun, cake, and cookies items. They sell in village area using three wheelers.

“I gradually developed and expanded this business from the knowledge what learnt from my father. While planning for expansion, UNDP provided timely support for increasing our production capacity since there was huge demand for bakery products at house hold level and institutional levels such as schools, hospital, hotels and religious temples”.

Mr.Sivathas has been selected through a screening process when he applied assistance for business expansion from YED program implemented at divisional secretariat level. After attending 05 days business plan development workshop, he submitted a proposal and provided with utensils for about Rs 45,000 which were very crucial.

“I never forgotten the timely support provided by UNDP and their Partner under EUSDDP program. I can remember how difficult when my parents delivering our products at household level using bush bicycles in very interior and far remote villages”.

He further says that “with our hard work and tireless effort I bought 05 three wheeler to deliver our products throughout the division, even beyond Kiran divisional secretariat areas”. I see good demand for our “Nesha products” since last one decade, I maintain consistent quality and supply to the customers at their places. I am confident that I would continue the same in the future as well”.

“Each employee gets Rs10, 000.00 per month for according to their works and I am planning to increase the no of workers from 10 to 15 as I plan to open up a shop on the main road.  Since the bakery is situated in interior place, he wanted to come out and put up a small outlet on Batticaloa Valaichenai min road in order to attract more customers travelling across the road”.

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