abychan is originally from the state of Kerala, India. Thirty years ago he left Kerala and moved to a village call Kuhi in search of a better life. There he married and had two children. Even though Babychan was an Auto Mechanic by trade, he was unable to secure a permanent job and life was a daily struggle to provide food and shelter for his family.
In 2010 he heard about Empowered Poor’s micro lending program and became excited about the prospect of fulfilling his dream of owning an Auto Mechanic and Electrical business. After going through the loan process, he secured a $7,000Rs ($180) to start his business. He rented a small facility near his home town in July 2010 and opened Sparks Auto Electrical workshop.
Babychan’s life has never been the same. The income generated from his business has opened many doors for both he and his family. He and his wife are planning to renovate their small home, and his children are attending a private school where English is taught as the primary language. He no longer lives in the moment but now is able to dream for new opportunities for his family. His hope for a bright future for his children has been restored and proclaims that ‘miracles do happen’.