A loan of $2,500 helped a member to purchase seeds, pesticides and fertilizers and to get a water-pumping facility for her farmland.

Maa Hingula Self Help Group's story

In 1999, nine women from Jajpur district stepped out and decided to build a secure future for their families. They formed a group named Maa Hingula Self Help Group. The members of Maa Hingula Self Help Group are all women from a district of Jajpur in Odisha, India.

One of them is Basanti, who was selected as their president. The lady sitting third from the left in the first row in the photo is Basanti. Basanti is 53 years old and is staying with her husband and her three children. Her husband is a farmer and has been involved in the activity of cultivation for a long time.

She got the idea of doing paddy and vegetable 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 the leadership of the group and started to cultivate vegetables and sell them in her village.

Initially, she started with growing only few vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, and onions but later on she grew bitter gourds, snake gourds, cucumbers, lady fingers and brinjals (eggplants). She has very good relationships with her customers as she sells fresh vegetables to her customers.

Now she has a new idea to purchase some more land for cultivation so that she can grow more vegetables at a large scale and do paddy cultivation also. For this she has requested a loan to purchase seeds, pesticides and fertilizers and to get a water-pumping facility.

In this group: Basanti , Radharani , Pagali , Sukanti , Bula , Jhunu , Manju , Mukta , Sasmita

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