Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Customer Story: salon owner, Chhattisgarh

This applicant has been running a salon in Raipur, Chhattisgarh for the past 10 years. "Shri Laxmi Beauty Salon" is located on the main road right near a bus stand, so the salon has a strong customer footfall.
He offers a variety of services, but the most popular ones are haircuts (Rs. 30), shaves (Rs. 20) and massages (Rs. 80). He earns a daily gross income of Rs. 1500-2000 out of which he pays Rs. 150 to each of his 5 employees and incurs Rs. 300 on material expenses (powder, cream, face wash, blades etc).
After paying rent and electricity, his net monthly income amounts to Rs. 11,000 - a conservative estimate considering his daily income doubles on Sundays and other holidays.
As a housing finance company, cash flow analysis of the applicant's business is one of the many variables we take into consideration when providing housing loans to the informal sector. This applicant will be using his loan to finally move out of his current property - where he lives in a large joint-family. The lack of space prompted the desire to move, the customer's stable income made it possible.

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