A loan of $1,525 helped a member to pay for purchasing bangles, talc, plastic items, cosmetics, ornaments, etc.

Maa Tarini Group's story

Ranjita is an active and energetic married lady, who is 45 years old and a permanent resident of Bolangir town of Odisha, India. Bolangir district is one of the underdeveloped areas of Odisha. The lady in the middle with the raised hand in the photograph is Ranjita.

Ranjita lives with her husband and two sons, who are 6 and 4 years old. To work and earn some income, Ranjita started a home shop business five years ago with her own investment. In 2010, when Ranjita got confidence in being able to run this business, she and five other like-minded women of her locality formed a group named Maa Tarini for availing loans from Mahashakti Foundation to develop their businesses.

Ranjita specially sells ladies fancy items like bangles, talc, plastic items, cosmetics, ornaments, etc., from her house. Apart from that, she has a tailoring machine stitching ladies garments. Ranjita buys stock for her home shop in her town. Presently, she is selling fancy items worth 300 Indian rupees (INR) to 500 INR per day, from which she gets 15 to 20% profit. From this small income, she barely manages her family's expenses. So, she wants to increase the volume of her business to increase her income.

With this present loan, Ranjita wants to purchase ladies fancy items and different varieties of bangles. Ranjita is confident enough to have a business of her own and hopes to give a better education to her two sons.

The other five energetic group members are Ful, Kousalya, Nirupama, Duhita and Saibalini who are running a carpenter and meals supply, broiler, meals hotel, vegetable vending business and tailoring centre respectively.

In this group: Ful, Kousalya , Nirupama , Duhita, Ranjita, Saibalini

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