A loan of $2,500 helped a member to pay for purchasing fertilizers, pesticides, seeds and vegetables to sell.


Maa Santoshi Self Help Group's story

Basanti, a citizen from a rural village located in the Nayagarh district, is age 30 years and married with three children; all of them are dependent on her and still in school. For the last four years, she has been farming rice and selling vegetables. Her husband supplements their income by working as a laborer. With the current business, she can earn about 5,000 INR per month and save 2,000 INR per month for future needs. Basanti is a member of Peoples Forum, which has enabled her to better support her family. Now she is leading her group to apply for a loan. She is going to use her portion to buy fertilizer, pesticides, and seeds for her farmland and also use some of it to buy more vegetables to sell. She hopes to earn more income from her current business so as to improve her standard of living and keep her children in school.

In this group: Basanti , Janaki , Rajani , Sarojini , Tilotama , Minati , Jayanti , Fula , Puspalata
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