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Total loan: $2,750
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Sarojini Self Help Group

India
Odisha, India / Farming

A loan of $2,750 helped a member to purchase seeds and fertilizers and pay for leasing farm land.


Sarojini Self Help Group's story

In 2008, 10 women from Balugaon village stepped out and decided to build a secure future for their family. They formed a group named Sarojini Self Help Group. The members of Sarojini Self Help Group are all women from the district of Khurda in Odisha, India. One of them is Mrs. Sarojin, who was selected as their president. The lady in the blue saree sitting first from the left hand side in the photo is Sarojin. Sarojin is 47 years old and is staying with her husband and her two children. Her husband is a farmer and has been involved in cultivation for a long time. She got the idea of doing paddy cultivation from her husband, so she gathered some other women from her neighbourhood and told them about her plan. They liked her idea and appreciated her. She took on leadership of the group and started to cultivate paddy and sell them in her village. She has very good relationships with her customers as she sells paddy or rice, whichever is required by the customers, on time. Now she has a new idea, which is to lease more land for cultivation so that she can do paddy cultivation on a large scale. For this reason, she has requested a loan to purchase seeds and fertilizers.

In this group: Sarojin , Basanti , Sukanti , Bhanu , Basanti , Kumari , Sabita , Padmabati , Ranee , Kumari
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Loan details

Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 30, 2012

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Loan details

Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 30, 2012