Total loan: $3,550

Tarini Group

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Titilagarh,Bolangir,Odisha, OD, India / Agriculture

Tarini Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase two more cows and also repair the cattle shed.

Tarini Group's story

In the year 2015, 14 self-dependent women of Malpada village of Bolangir district, Odisha, India, formed a group named Tarini. All the group members are from poor families. Their main objective is to expand their existing businesses and develop their social livelihood by taking loans from Mahashakti Foundation.

Rukmani is the most active lady of the village and has taken the leadership to form a self-help group. The lady is about 37 years old, standing in the second row fourth person from the right with raised hand in the photo.

She is a cheerful lady with high ambition. Her family consists of her husband and three children.

For the last 10 years, Rukmani’s family has been engaged in a milk business with the help and support of her husband. She also has a small grocery shop, with a very small investment, running from her home. It shows that Rukmani is very active and wants the overall improvement of her family.

The monthly income of her family is about INR 6,800. But the present income is not sufficient to manage the business expenses as well as the household expenses for her family. So she decided to raise her income by purchasing two more cows through the loan. She will also repair the cattle shed.

Through this investment, Rukmani hopes to generate a handsome extra income. She has a dream to save enough for the better education of her children and construction of a good house.

The other 13 members of the group are engaged in various small businesses like grocery shop, animal trading, vegetable vending, seasonal items and stone cutting.