Total loan: $1,125

Jatin Mahila Mandal Group

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Chandkheda, GJ, India / Services

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A loan helped To expand her microenterprise by buying a fresh bulk stock of cloth materials and tailoring aids.

Jatin Mahila Mandal Group's story

Alpaben, 33, pictured at the center in a traditional blue kurti, leads this group of five women from Chandkheda in India’s western state of Gujarat. She is a hardworking mother of two children. There is more to Alpaben than running her household and tending to the needs of her school-going children. She runs a successful and thriving tailoring microenterprise. Making colorful dresses and garments is her best tailoring skill, although she also makes home textiles that include bed sheets, pillow covers, and curtains. Alpaben is one of a fortunate few to have successfully completed a secondary education, an opportunity that she hopes she can also afford for her children. The rising cost of quality education and the general cost of living is something that concerns her constantly. In order to increase her savings and thereby offer her children a respectable education, she intends to expand the size of her small-scale business. With the assistance of a loan, she will be able to purchase additional tailoring aids and higher quality material that will increase the demand for her products. Among her group members, Chandanben, and Sonalben are also looking to expand their tailoring businesses, and Savitaben runs a sari business. Sunitabevi runs a successful business that makes ‘torans’, a traditional decorative artwork, typically made of cloth, that adorns the arches of homes in her town. They jointly seek a loan of Rs. 70,000. Your loan will help them to expand their businesses with the ultimate goal of increasing their savings and being able to afford their children better care and a quality education.