A loan of $2,950 helped a member to purchase cards, color and chemicals in bulk .


Champeswar Group's story

Champeswar is a Joint Liability Group formed in the year 2009 by five active women entrepreneurs of Bhawanipatna town in Kalahandi district of Odisha, India to request a loan from Mahashakti Foundation to expand their existing businesses. Kumudini is one of them. The lady standing in the middle with her hand raised in the photograph is Kumudini. She is 38 years and lives with her husband who is working as a forest guard and three sons of 18, 14 and 12 years who are continuing their studies.

Kumudini has been running a screen printing unit in her house for the last four years with the help of her eldest son. Prior to this, her son was working in a screen printing unit as an assistant. Her son takes orders for printing invitation cards, bill books, certificates, visiting cards etc. from customers within a radius of 20 kilometers. Her average monthly income is 8,000 INR. Her son purchases the materials like chemicals, paper, color etc from the retailers in Bhawanipatna town. Due to her quality work and timely delivery, her business has a good reputation in that locality.This is the third loan for the group from Mahashakti Foundation. With the present loan, Kumudini wants to purchase cards, color and chemicals in bulk from the wholesaler to reduce the purchasing cost as she replenishes her stock frequently. Kumudini hopes to construct a separate cabin for her business and dreams of giving a better education to her sons.

The other four members of the group are Sumitra, Minakshi, Champa and Sanju who are running a Tiffin stall, a betel nut shop, a general grocery shop and a fruits stall, respectively.

In this group: Sumitra, Kumudini, Sanju, Champa, Minakshi



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