A loan of $3,700 helped a member to pay for purchasing seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and sacks for storing the paddy.


Ann Baba Sairam Self Help Group's story

Ann Baba Sairam Self Help Group is located in the village of Balipatna of Odisha, India, and has 13 members. All members are women. As a group, they have supported and encouraged each other to save and improve their financial circumstances. Premalta is the President of the group and is standing holding a register and wearing a blue saree.

Premalta, 30, lives with her husband and their two school-aged children in a humble home. Premalta’s husband works as a farmer in the village. To help supplement income for their family, Premalta has engaged herself in the activity of agriculture: she grows paddy in her field and sells it with the help of her husband. She has requested a loan for purchasing seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and sacks for storing the paddy.

In this group: Premalta , Chandrama, Sanjulata, Mamata, Tilottama, Lata, Jemamani, Puni , Kamini , Sumati , Minarani , Babi , Nayana
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