A loan of $975 helped a member to pay for purchasing fish.

Jaya Durga Group's story

Jaya Durga Joint Liability Group was formed in the year 2011 by four active women of Titilagarh town of Bolangir district in Odisha, India to access loans from Mahashakti Foundation to expand their business. Shridebi, aged about 36 years, is one of them. The lady standing extreme right in the photo, raising her hand, is Shridebi. She lives with her husband and two daughters aged 14 and 4 years old. Both her children are continuing their studies in the local school.

Shridebi has been running a fish trading business for last 10 years with the help of her husband. Her husband usually purchases 1 ton of fish daily from a distant place, 800 kms away, i.e., Andhra Pradesh, by train. Shridebi supplies it to 30 customers of the town and nearby villages. She gets a profit margin of 5 INR per 1 kg of fish. In this way she gets a monthly profit of 8,000 INR. Out of this income she has been able to contribute some part for household expenses like the educational expenses of her children.

Shridebi wants to increase the volume of her business from this loan amount by purchasing more fish to supply. This will help her to get some extra income. Shridebi dreams of providing better education to her children as she believes that education is the pillar of success and also of constructing a good house for residential purposes.

The other three members of the group are Mohini, K.Jamuna and Kishori with a TV cable business, tailoring and gold smith and bike repairing garage respectively.

In this group: Mohini, K.jamuna, Shridebi, Kishori

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