Total loan: $4,925
Maa Durga Self Help Group
Balugaon, Odisha, OD, India / Food
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A loan helped to purchase a storage box for fish and a fishing net.
Maa Durga Self Help Group's story
The group Maa Durga Self Help Group (SHG) has 13 members who are all from the same neighbourhood. The lady wearing a light blue saree standing in left side of photograph is Mata who is the leader of the group. Mata is a 38-year-old woman married to a fisherman of Balugaon village in Odisha, India. The couple has a son who is in school. Mata lives with her son and together with her husband takes care of all the household expenses. She helps her husband in selling the fish. Her husband goes to the lake every morning for fishing and she sells those fish in the market as fresh fish and keeps some of them for drying. (Drying the fish is a way of preserving the fish for future use. It is done by drying them in the sun until water is completely evaporated.) Demand for dry as well as fresh fish is very high in the region. All other members of this group are also engaged in selling fresh and dry fish in the market. In order to strengthen the business and respond to client demand, Mata together with her group Maa Durga SHG has requested for a loan amount of 260,000 INR for purchasing a storage box for fish and a fishing net. Their goal is to increase their business activity.