Sadikbhai, a resident of Alarsa (Anand), Gujarat aggregates scrap from sub-dealers in nearby 8-10 villages,sorts & grades them and sells to larger merchants based in Vadodara. As the lockdown shut his business the question for Sadikbhai was to find means of supporting his household, paying the bills & repaying his loans.
He understood that during the lockdown, a daily cashflow could be secured only by pivoting to an essential service. Of many businesses he evaluated, that of selling fruits and vegetables appealed to him most. An excellent knowledge and great relationships in his catchment villages were a great asset. Sadikbhai owns a mini truck, which he now uses to transport fruits & vegetables from the wholesale market to his catchment villages. He secured the required permits from the local authorities and adapted to the new business rules. He earlier collected scrap, now he delivers fruits and vegetables!
Sadikbhai plans to continue this business line post the lockdown opening up, along with his old business. As his cashflows stabilized, Sadikbhai did not opt for EMI moratorium at all. SarvaGram is inspired by and privileged to serve such enterprising customers who adapt to the new normal.