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Total loan: $3,050
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Mahalami Self Help Group

India
Balipatna, Odisha, India / Grocery Store

A loan of $3,050 helped a member to pay for purchasing betel, rice, grains, lentils, edible oil, spices, biscuits, soap, detergent, hair oil, etc. for her grocery shop.


Mahalami Self Help Group's story

Mahalami Self Help Group is a group consisting of 11 members, all women. These entrepreneurs are very humble, hardworking and responsible people with good manners and lots of enthusiasm to improve their lives. Few years back they were all facing the same kind of situation of poverty, so they planned to start a grocery shop where they can provide the basic household consumables to their customers.

One of them is Mrs. Swagatika who was selected as their president. Swagatika is a 35-year-old lady, living with her husband and her three children who are at their schooling. The lady standing fifth from the left hand side is Swagatika. Her husband works as a labourer in a factory situated near her village. She runs a grocery shop to help her husband financially. She sells betel, rice, grains, lentils, edible oil, spices, biscuits, soap, detergent, hair oil, etc. in her shop. She has developed a very good relationship with her customers in the village. She likes the fact that she can cater to the needs of the people in her village. She has a plan to make her shop bigger and keep multiple things in her shop to satisfy her customers. She also wants to purchase the items for her shop in bulk directly from the wholesalers, for which reason she has requested a loan to utilize it in purchasing items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soft drinks, wheat flour, grains and other household consumables.

In this group: Swagatika, Anusaya, Sabita, Charulata, Bebina, Manasi, Binodini, Mamata, Arati, Kausalya, Rama
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Loan details

Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: February 4, 2013

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Loan details

Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: February 4, 2013