A loan of $1,150 helped a member to pay for a refrigerator and soft drinks.

Maa Tarini Group's story

Maa Tarini is a Joint Liability Group formed by five active women of Bhawanipatna town in Kalahandi district of Odisha, India.

Laxmi, standing on the left and raising her hand, is the featured member. She is 32 years old and lives with her husband, one daughter, age 16, and two sons, 12 and 7.

Laxmi has been smoothly running a tea stall with snacks for last five years in her locality with the help of her husband. She is energetic and hard working. Usually Laxmi does the household work and in her leisure time she helps her husband in running the tea stall. Her monthly net income from the present business is round 8,000 INR.

With the present income she is unable to provide better education for her children and unable to save money for the marriage of her grown daughter. So with the present loan, Laxmi has planned to enhance her business by purchasing a refrigerator to keep cold drinks, soda and other daily needs as per the demand of the customers. She has a dream to provide better education for her children and marry her daughter in a respectable family.

The other four members of her group, Arati, Pramila, Puspa and Babi, are running a cycle repairing centre, a tiffin (lunch) stall, a betel nut shop and an auto repairing centre respectively.

In this group: Laxmi, Pramila, Puspa, Babi, Arati

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