A loan of $1,700 helped a member to purchase oil, dough, sugar, etc.

Gayatri Group's story

This group, formed in the year 2009, is called “Gayatri”. It is a group composed of four women members of the village called Gadramunda. It is located in the Nuapada district of Odisha, India.

One of the members of this group is Bhanubai, who has raised her hand in the photo on the extreme right. She is 34 years old. She lives with her husband, one son of seventeen years and two daughters of eleven and nine.

Bhanubai has been running a small bakery factory in her house with the help of her husband for the last ten years. In the bakery factory, items like bread, cream roll, toast, etc. are being prepared. She has engaged three skilled laborers for the processing and making of bakery items. Thirty vendors from fifteen nearby villages come to her factory for taking the product.

Bhanubai says that owing to better quality, design, packing and forms of her products, there is a lot of demand from the locality, but due to shortage of stock, she is not able to meet the demands. She now wants to buy more stock of oil, dough, sugar, etc. with the present loan to increase her production level to meet the demand and grab her customers.

From the increased income, Bhanubai dreams to start an ice cream factory for the next summer season. She also hopes to save money from the sale proceeds for providing a better education facility to her children.

The other three active members of the group are Sadabadi, Mangalbai and Simadini, who are running a biriyani restaurant, fish business and tyre-repairing center respectively.

In this group: Bhanubai, Sadabadi, Mangalbai , Simadini

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