A loan of $3,700 helped a member to pay for purchasing vegetable seeds, fertilizers, pesticides etc. to grow vegetables for her vegetable shop.


Jamuna Mahila Self Help Group's story

The Jamuna Mahila Self Help Group (SHG) has 10 members who are all from the same neighbourhood. The lady standing in the front, wearing a red saree in the photo is Rojalini who is the leader of the group. Rojalini is a 29-year-old woman married to a worker in Khurda village in Odisha, India. The couple has one child who is in school. Rojalini lives with her child and, together with her husband, takes care of all the household expenses. In order to help with the family expenses, Rojalini has been selling vegetables and other household commodities in her shop. She buys her inventory from a farmer in her village and some times she herself grows vegetables. In order to strengthen the business and respond to client demand, Rojalini, together with the group Jamuna Mahila SHG, is requesting a loan from Peoples Forum. Rojalini's goal is to increase her business activity by purchasing more vegetable seeds, fertilizers, pesticides etc. for growing vegetables.

In this group: Rojalini, Mamata, Manini, Kanchana, Tukuna, Pratiama, Prabhati, Sukanti, Sabitri, Sumitra
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