A loan of $1,025 helped a member to purchase ready-made garments.


Ruksana-A Group's story

Nashaba has formed a Joint Liability Group named Ruksana-A in Bhawanipatna town in the Kalahandi district in Odisha, India. Almost all the members of this group belong to a minority category and are below the poverty line. The lady standing on the extreme right in the photograph is Nashaba.She is 45 years old and resides with her husband, one son and one daughter. Nashaba is running a ready-made clothing shop in the heart of the town. It has been running successfully with the help of her husband for the last 10 years. Her son also helps in her business at times. Nashaba’s husband purchases ready-made garments from a wholesale market 700 kms. away i.e. Kolkata. She earns a monthly income of 10,000 INR from her business, which is insufficient to maintain her family and to give proper education to her grown up children. With this background, she has decided to take a loan from Mahashakti Foundation to purchase some ready-made garments in a lot, which will save her time, money and energy and contribute some profit to her business. Nashaba has long cherished to construct a house of her own and give a technical education to her children. The other three members of her group are Ruksena, Najanin and Kusum, who are running an auto repairing centre, a cloth business and a tea and betel nut sho,p respectively.

In this group: Ruksena, Najanin, Kusum, Nashaba
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