A loan of $2,975 helped a member to pay for purchasing toothbrushes, toothpaste, soft drinks, wheat flour, grains and other household consumables for her grocery shop.

Maa Devi Shakti Self Help Group's story

Maa Devi Shakti Self Help Group is a group consisting of 11 members, all of whom are women. These entrepreneurs are very humble, hardworking and responsible people with good manners and lots of enthusiasm to improve their lives. A few years back, they were all facing the same kind of poverty, so they planned to start a grocery shop where they can provide basic household consumables to their customers.

One of them is Mrs.Kamalini, who was selected as their president. Kamalini is a 35-year-old lady living with her husband and her three children, who are students. The lady standing in the extreme right wearing a white and yellow printed saree, is Kamalini. Her husband works as a labourer in a factory situated near to her village. She runs a grocery shop to help her husband financially. She sells rice, grains, lentils, edible oil, spices, biscuits, soap, detergent, hair oil, etc., in her shop. She has developed a very good relationship with her customers in the village. She likes the fact that she can cater to the needs of the people in her village. She has a plan to make her shop bigger and keep multiple things in her shop to satisfy her customers. She also wants to purchase items for her shop in bulk directly from the wholesalers. She has requested a loan to purchase items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soft drinks, wheat flour, grains and other household consumables.

In this group: Kamalini, Sanjukta, Rukmani, Chabirani, Kusum, Manika, Kiran Singh, Basanti*, Sadhab*, Jyotirmayee, Sakuntala
*not pictured

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