A loan of $2,625 helped a member to purchase quality saris and fancy garments.


Maha Laxmi Group's story

In the year 2010, five active ladies from a rural village called Tukla in the Nuapada district of Odisha, India formed a Joint Liability Group named Maha Laxmi with the intention of expanding their existing businesses by taking a loan from Mahashakti Foundation. Dalimba, an energetic lady of 27 years sitting in the middle of the photo with her hand raised, is one of the group members. She is very active and always cheerful. Her family consists of her husband, one son who is nine and one daughter who is five years old. .Both the kids are studying in the local primary school.

For the last 10 years, Dalimba has been running a clothes vending business and a tailoring center with the help and support of her husband. She purchases saris and ready made garments from the local market as well as from the wholesale market 200 kilometers away. Her husband travels to different villages and weekly markets on a bike to sell saris and garments. Her stock includes saris ranging from 500 INR to 3000 INR. She earns a monthly income of 5,000 INR from her existing business. But her present income is like hand to mouth for her family. So Dalimba wants to raise her income by increasing the volume of her business. Looking into the present scenario at the market, she is planning to purchase some quality saris and fancy garments to sell. Dalimba assumes that this will generate some extra income.

Dalimba has a strong desire to give a better education to her children. She has a dream of giving her family a bright future by doing hard work with sincerity.

The other four members of the group are Mamata, Urmila, Golapa and Marua who are have a seasonal agricultural business, a Tiffin hotel, a general store and a cloth business, respectively.

In this group: Mamata , Urmila , Dalimba , Golapa, Marua
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