My name is Anand Masih. My family and I are working in my village as pastors; however I was not receiving support for our work. I was worried about how to support my family and had no solutions to alleviate my financial problems. A friend told me about Empowered Poor which helps people start businesses through micro loans. I have the skill for tailoring but no money to secure cloth and equipment. I applied for a loan and was able to start up a tailoring business. I initially received 3000 rupees. With this small amount I was able to make a profit. Because of this I can educate my daughter who now is in nursing school. I not only was able to support my family but today I am making more than 5000 rupees profit a month. I have purchased additional equipment and have hired others to work in the business. I am not only supporting my family but I am helping my community.