A loan of $3,550 helped a member to pay for purchasing a freezer and a grinding machine.

Khusi Group's story

“Khusi” (happiness), a Joint Liability Group, was formed in the year 2010 by six active women of Bhawanipatna town of Kalahandi district in Odisha, India. Kalahandi district is known for drought and backwardness. K.Sarojini is one of the members of this group, standing in the middle with raised hand. She is a very energetic lady with advanced thinking. She is 35 years old and lives with her husband, one son of 18 years and one daughter of 20 years who are continuing their studies. Presently, K.Sarojini is residing in a small house with her family.

K.Sarojini is running a 'Tiffin' business in two places of Bhawanipatna town with the help of two push carts, together with her husband for last 20 years. She prepares Tiffin items like 'dosa' and 'idli' which are very popular in the town. To help her in the business she has engaged two workers (one male and one female). She also takes contracts for supply of Tiffin at social functions. K.Sarojini earns a monthly income of 6000 INR.

This is the third loan from Mahashakti Foundation and K.Sarojini wants to purchase a freezer and a grinding machine out of this loan. This will help her to store the residue of raw materials after the end of the day to be used in the next day and prepare fresh raw materials, thereby it will save the food product losses due to lack of a good preservation facility.

K.Sarojini hopes to open a quality Tiffin hotel in the heart of the town and construct a 'pucca' house for her family. The other five members of the group are Sabitri, Banita, Bisakha, Kshiti and Urmila who are running a photocopy center, an electricals shop, a cloth store, a Tiffin hotel and a fast food centre.

In this group: Sabitri, Banita, Kshiti, Urmila, Bisakha, K.sarojini

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