A loan of $3,325 helped a member to pay for purchasing two buffalos.

Naba Durga Group's story

In 2009, Naba Durga, a Joint Liability Group, was formed by fiver active and energetic women from Lachhipur village in the Nuapada district in Odisha, India with the objective of adding some extra income to their family by taking out a loan from Mahashakti Foundation. Mauna is one of them. The lady standing second from right with her hand raised is Mauna. She is 45 years of age and a very hardworking lady living with her husband, one son aged 24, and one daughter aged 20.who have, after finishing 10th standard schooling, been helping their parents.

Mauna has been running a dairy farm with five buffalos for the last 12 years. Her husband and son help her in nurturing the buffalos and the milk supply. The primary work of Mauna is to clean the buffalo shed every morning and keep the shed clean. Mauna gets 15 liters of milk daily and supplies it to a sweet stall in a nearby town. She gets payment from the stall owner on a weekly basis. Apart from the milk, she also extracts cheese, curd and ghee from the milk, which fetches extra income for her. Mauna earns a monthly net income of 6,000 Indian Rupees (INR) but it is not sufficient to manage her household expenses along with the fodder expenses for her buffalos. Therefore, to earn some extra income, Mauna has planned to utilize the present loan to purchase another two buffalos of an improved variety. Mauna has a dream of saving some money for the marriage of her daughter and son and to construct a house. The other four members are Sabitri, Sudha, Puspanjali and Sudhansubala and they are have businesses like a dairy farm, a fancy store, and a general grocery shop, respectively.

In this group: Sabitri, Sudha, Puspanjali, Sudhansubala, Mauna

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