For Sabita Subhadarshan, of Jharpada, Bhubaneswar, being recognized by the government as an entrepreneur, is a dream come true. This transformation was the result of her own strong will, her capacity building coming through a training programme in the Institute of Enterpreneurship Development (IED), Bhubaneswar, and the facilitation done by the Institute for finance needed for the business.

She chose to produce incense sticks which have good local demand. With a small financial investment of just Rs. 3 lakh, she produces incense sticks in her own enterprise Divya Industries. She markets quality products and earns Rs. 7,000/- per month as a net income. This business she does at her free time in between her engagement as a home-maker. It may seem unbelievable. But she has given employment to six persons, three male and three female, who earn to improve financial status of their families.

She is confident and now planning to expand her business to go beyond the local market. Is definitely a source of inspiration for many who have a dream to be an entrepreneur.