Categories of Micro-Enterprises: The study found that there were three types of handicrafts enterprises in the surveyed area such as handicraft input, like palm leaf, factories, Betel nut businesses, and Coconut business were headed and owned by the women. The study also showed that palm leaf is the most used ingredients in handicrafts production in surveyed area. The study also found two types of ownership, i.e., single ownership and joint ownership, in which single ownership was dominant, which was 99% against all categories of MEs.
Infrastructural and Loan Status: The study found significant changes in infrastructural development. Many mud or tin made houses have been transformed into cement made houses in the surveyed area. Moreover, the majority of the MEs had loans in one or another loan provider organization. However, most MEs had loan below 50-thousand-taka.
Properties and Assets Comparison: A comparison of data on properties of the initial stage to the current phase of the enterprise revealed that enterprises achieved massive changes in properties expansion in the study area. Most enterprises had little asset (below 50 thousand) in the initial phase of the enterprises. In contrast, a significant portion of them had 2.1 lac to 6 lac equivalent properties during surveyed time in the study area.
Contribution to Family Income: Data found that most MEs have poor income while only a minuscule portion of the MEs have 8 lac or above income per month in the study area. The study observed that MEs have significant roles in fulfilling the basic needs and other necessitates related to household needs in the study area.
Employees Comparison: Data on employee comparison revealed that the most enterprises have 1 to 4 employees at the initial stage, and there are no employees above 08 in any enterprise. (to be continued)