A loan of $4,975 helped a member to purchase small plants, seeds, pesticides and fertilizers for her vegetable growing business.


Maa Mangala Self Help Group's story

In 1998, nine women from Khalibandha village stepped out and decided to build a secure future for their families. They formed a group named Maa Mangala Self Help Group. The members of Maa Mangala Self Help Group are all women from a district of Dhenkanal in Odisha, India. One of them is Mrs. Sanjukta, who was selected as their president. The lady wearing a dark blue saree sitting in the middle of the front row is Sanjukta. Sanjukta is 35 years old and is staying with her husband and her only child. Her husband is a farmer and has been involved in the activity of cultivation for a long time. Sanjukta got the idea of doing vegetable cultivation from her husband. She wanted to support her husband financially, so she started growing vegetables a few years back. This helped her in managing her household necessities. Initially, she started with growing only a few vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes and onions, but later on she grew bitter gourds, snake gourds, cucumbers, lady fingers and brinjal (eggplant). She has very good relationship with her customers, as she sells fresh vegetables to them. Now she has a new idea to purchase some more land for cultivation, so that she can grow more vegetables at a large scale, for which she has requested a loan to purchase small plants, seeds, pesticides and fertilizers. Sanjukta, along with her group, Maa Mangala Self Help Group, has requested a loan of 270,000 INR for enhancing their businesses.

In this group: Sanjukta , Kiran , Bini , Malati , Sabitri , Anjali , Kholana , Kausalya , Pramila
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