Total loan: $3,000

Laxmi Mahila Swasahaya Sangh - Sounsudhi Group

Belgaum, Karnataka, KA, India / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy young goats.

Laxmi Mahila Swasahaya Sangh - Sounsudhi Group's story

The self-help group (SHG) “Laxmi Mahila Swasahaya Sangh” is starting its first loan cycle with “MASS”. This group consists of 11 members. Rukmavva (the lady with her hand raised in the picture) is the featured borrower of this group. The members of this group need loans for animal husbandry as well as for a flour mill repair. They all are daily-wage workers in agriculture fields. Such a group of hardworking and experienced ladies needs to be appreciated, to make them the forerunners in the much-needed reforms. This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Rukmavva, a 38-year-old woman hailing from Sounsudhi village, Raibag, Belgaum. She remained illiterate, due to her family’s circumstances. Rukmavva is a very hardworking woman; she was able to start her own farm, which consists of goat kids, with a small amount of capital. She has 28 years of experience in this venture. Rukmavva is married and has two children. Her son and husband work in agriculture fields as laborers, and her daughter is studying in tenth grade. Their family’s monthly income is around INR 9,000. They all stay in their own house sanctioned by the government. Rukmavva is requesting a loan to buy young goats from her community, and then raise and sell them. She hopes to save enough to send her daughter to school and wants to set up a business for her son. Though there are 12 members in the photo, only 11 are taking the loan.