A loan of $1,550 helped a member to pay for purchasing cold drinks.

Trinath Group's story

Trinath is a Joint Liability Group formed in the year 2010 by six active women entrepreneurs of Titilagarh town of Bolangir district in Odisha, India to access a loan from Mahashakti Foundation to expand their existing business. Sabitri is one of them. The lady standing in front in the photograph is Sabitri. She is a very active lady of 50 years,and she lives with her husband and two sons of 25 and 22. Her elder son has already completed computer hardwire engineering with a multimedia course. She has also three daughters who have already got married and live in their in-laws' houses.

Sabitri is running a multifarious business of computer and mobile service, photo studio, photocopy and cold drinks center with the help of her husband and two sons. Sabitri and her husband look after the cold drinks center which has been in existence for 20 years, and her sons manage the computer, mobile phone and photocopy center.

This is the second loan of Sabitri from Mahashakti Foundation. From the first loan she purchased a refrigerator for her cold drinks center. Looking into the present market demand, Sabitri wants to purchase cold drinks in bulk from the present loan to save unnecessary transport cost and frequent re-stocking of cold drinks. Sabitri says that out of the income from the present businesses she paid for her three daughters' marriages in a befitting manner and was able to send her son for completing his engineering degree in Hardwire. Considering the professional degree of her elder son, Sabitri hopes to open a photo lab and complete the marriage preparations of her two sons in an appropriate manner.

The other five members of the group are Puspanjali, Jyotsna, Gayatri, Sabitri-B and Bhagya who are running businesses like betel nut shop, tea stall, Tiffin stall, electrical repair shop and another Tiffin stall respectively.

In this group: Puspanjali, Jyosnamanjari, Gayatri, Sabitri , Sabitri, Bhagya

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