A loan of $1,075 helped a member to pay for purchasing of talcum powder, bangles, cosmetics, stationery, etc.

Jay Maa Dasaren Group's story

Puspanjali, an active married lady of 30, is a resident of a rural village called Nehna in the Nuapada district of Odisha, India. Nuapada is one of the poorest and least developed districts with 85% rural population. The smiling lady standing second from the right with raised hand in the blue sari is Puspanjali.
She resides with her husband, two sons, age 10 and 8, and one daughter, age 2.

She and her husband have operated a fancy store for the last 10 years and work hard continuously to meet their day-to-day expenses.
Puspanjali’s business is basically a small general store with retail groceries, beverages, lady fancy items, stationery, chocolates, etc. There is a girls' school near her store and mostly girl students come to her store to purchase fancy items and stationery.

She gets the supplies at wholesale prices from the nearest market and sells the items with a minimal profit. Puspanjali gets a monthly income of 3,000 INR from the present business, which makes it very hard for Puspanjali to manage her family. Due to financial constraints she cannot store more items and has to face losses due to frequent purchase of items and transportation.

To increase the income of her family, in the year 2010 Puspanjali, along with other three like-minded women of her village, formed a group named Maa Dasaren. Puspanjali wants to use the present loan for purchasing more items like hair bands, ribbons, talcum powder, bangles, pens, pencils, etc.

Puspanjali hopes with confidence to give a better education to her children and dreams to construct a pucca (permanent) house to have a good life through all her hard work in her business.

The other three energetic group members are Banita, Minakshi and Damayanti who are doing tailoring and milk businesses.

In this group: Puspanjali, Banita, Minakshi, Damayanti

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