A loan of $3,525 helped a member to purchase bangles, talc, combs, oil, face cream, plastic items, cosmetics, ornaments, etc.


Sainath Group's story

Kamala, an active married lady of 50, is a permanent resident of Khariar town in the Nuapada district of Odisha, India. She is always cheerful in nature. The active and energetic lady standing in the middle with a raised hand in the photograph is Kamala.

She resides with her husband and one son of 28 years. To increase the income of her family, in the year 2009, she, along with four other like-minded women of her locality, formed a group named Sainath and availed a loan from Mahashakti Foundation. This is the fourth loan for her.

Kamala herself has been running a fancy store with ladies’ fancy items and cosmetics for the last fifteen years in the heart of the town. She basically sells items like bangles, talc, combs, oil, face cream, plastic items, cosmetics, ornaments, etc. She brings the stock for her fancy store from the wholesale market 200 kms away in another state. The joyfulness of Kamala attracts many customers to her shop.

Presently, she earns a monthly income of 10,000 INR. She wants to increase the volume of her business to earn some extra income. So, from this loan amount, Kamala wants to purchase bulk items of bangles, talc, combs, oil, face cream, plastic items, cosmetics, ornaments, etc. She hopes to develop her shop into a showroom with quality items in the future.

The other four members of the group are Gitanjali, Surindar, Chhayadevi and Sita. They are running a fancy store, iron and steel materials shop, bangle store and barber shop.

In this group: Kamala, Gitanjali, Surindar, Chhayadevi, Sita



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