Equitas Bank’s Series ‘Circle Of Life’ narrates success stories of Small Business Women Entreprenurs


This video features the life of Poonam Karan, which transformed due to the bank’s timely and sustained financial support in the form of micro-lending to facilitate her business growth.


India, October 25, 2022: This Diwali, Equitas Small Finance Bank boosts the powerful and empowering journey of its women customers with a heart-warming video tribute, which narrates their tale of hard work, grit and courage. The bank has played a pivotal role in transforming the lives of many in this community by supporting them through their many microfinance offerings.


Equitas SFB is enabling and empowering women-led businesses through their offerings and aims to improve their lives in an economically beneficial manner. This edition of “Circle of Life” Series features transformative stories of women who have brought about a positive change within themselves and empowers the budding entrepreneurs to believe in themselves.


This story of Poonam (also resembles resilience) - a woman from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, who had to then relocate to Rajasthan, due to her irresponsible husband. She gathered the courage to leave the house in a very poor financial condition. Starting her journey with only 50 rupees in hand, she was keen to live a new life on her own abilities. Holding the hunger for a better life, she began exploring opportunities to earn and survive. Wandering to seek work, she stepped in a boutique and got a job to stitch buttons, but learnt a lot more in two years. Gaining the experience, she started her business with designing and sewing her ideas to create a collection as per the market. While overcoming so many obstacles, she still smiles because of the platform that trusted in her.


By choosing to bank with Equitas, you not only earn higher interest, but also help make a difference in the lives of people. The ‘Circle of Life’ series drives home the point that money can be used as a force for good. The web series is available on the social media platforms of Equitas Small Finance Bank.


A little courage is all it takes to define your resilience and ability. Watch her story of transformation.


WATCH Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y_LzcL8D7M


The video follows the incredible journey of Poonam - When she realised that she had to run her life along with her kid on her own, she never lost hope. With just 50 Rs in hand, she moved to a new city- with an empty purse but a heart full of courage to start over. Step-by-step, she started stitching the gaps in her life to achieve her dream. From stitching buttons, she now owns a boutique. It indicates how a life leaves gaps in your dreams and how to stitch them up!


Equitas Small Finance Bank supported Poonam in her journey by providing financial aid and guiding her throughout this journey. Equitas Small Finance Bank is proud to be a small part of this woman’s transformational journey.


With a single-minded focus on making banking simpler for all, the institution has been instrumental in generating livelihoods for innumerable customers and the video of Poonam is one such in those series after the story of Kismat, Dhanlakshmi, Indra and Shanthi.

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