A loan of $3,050 helped a member to purchase fertilizers, seeds, and new and advanced tools for farming.


Maa Santoshi Self Help Group's story

Ranjulata is 40 years old, married and has two children. She is a native of the city of Jajpur, but she lives in the village of Chandikhole, of Odisha, India.

Ranjulata is a housewife who is very happy and responsible. She alternates her household activities with her work in her business. She has a business of growing vegetables and paddy and selling them in the market of the Jajpur district of Odisha, India. She already has had this business for six years, and it is going very well.

At this time, Ranjulata is requesting a loan to buy fertilizers, seeds, and new and advanced tools for farming. She says that this will help her in strengthening the business and responding to client demand.

This group is made up eleven members, all of whom are women. They all are neighbours and friends who formed the group Maa Santoshi Self Help Group (named after Lord Santoshi). The members of the group have selected Ranjulata as their president. The lady sitting second from the left-hand side and wearing a white saree in the photo is Ranjulata. The common goal of the group is to increase their business activity.

In this group: Ranjulata, Premalata, Sitarani, Kalapana, Mamata, Swrnalata, Banalata, Gita, Nalini, Sabita, Kamini
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