A loan of $3,500 helped a member to pay for purchasing 10 goats for her goat farm.

Pitabali Self Help Group's story

In 2010, 13 women from a village stepped out and formed a group called Pitabali Self Help Group in Odisha. They help each other and share their problems and solve the problems among them. They celebrate their festivals together in their village.

Basanti, leader of the group, has six goats. The lady standing second from the left-hand side, and wearing a yellow saree is Basanti. She purchases the goat kids from the market and takes care of them. She provides vaccines and fodder to them when it is required. She sells them for meat to the local butcher shops when they are full grown. It takes 8-9 months for her to have them ready to sell.

Basanti goes out in the morning to leave the goats to graze in the fields and returns by noon. Then she cooks for her family. She resumes taking care of her goats by feeding them at home. Her husband assists her in selling and maintaining these goats. In this way she is earning to manage her cash flow, which is not sufficient to manage her daily needs.

Basanti wants to enlarge her business, so she wants to purchase 10 more goats. In this way she can earn a good amount after all expenditures in her business. She has requested a loan of 195,000 INR in total for her group so that they can earn more and they will control their family cash flow.

In this group: Basanti , Jhanhiphula , Jayasini , Jasobanti, Lata , Padmini , Rebati , Kalasa , Super , Sabita , Sumati , Chera , Asamati

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