A loan of $2,475 helped a member to purchase bangles, talc, nail polish, clips, combs, mirrors, face cream, ribbon etc.


Maa Tarini Group's story

This group is called Maa Tarini and was formed in the year 2006. Its four members are all women from the town of M. Rampur. It is located in the district of Kalahandi, one of the poorest districts in India. One of the members of this group is Bijayalaxmi. The one standing on the extreme left with her hand raised in the photo is Bijayalaxmi. She is a 48-year-old married lady, living with her husband, one daughter age 21 and one son age 25. Bijayalaxmi has been running a fancy store in M. Rampur for the last 15 years with the help of her husband. She sells items like bangles, talc, nail polish, clips, combs, mirrors, face cream, ribbon, oil etc. Bijayalaxmi says there is a lot of demand as it is a huge market with almost 30 villages depending on this market and that she does not have enough stock to meet the demand. She does not like saying “No” to her customers and wants to be able to give the best service to them. She now wants to buy more stock of what she is selling like bangles, talc, nail polish, clips, combs, mirrors, face cream, ribbon etc. to increase her inventory level to be able to meet the demand and seize the business opportunity. The present loan will be used by her to purchase increased stock in bulk, which will reduce her buying costs and increase her selling. She hopes to save enough from her increased revenues for her daughter's wedding. The other three members of her group are Gayatri, Puspanjali and Deepa who run a dry cleaning business, a cycle mart and a general store business.

In this group: Bijayalaxmi, Gayatri, Puspanjali, Deepa
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