A loan of $3,250 helped a member to pay for purchasing toothbrushes, toothpaste, soft drinks, wheat flour, rice and other household consumables for her variety shop.


Maa Mahamayee Self Help Group's story

Maa Mahamayee Self Help Group consists of 13 members of whom all are women. These entrepreneurs are very humble, hardworking and responsible people with good manners and lots of enthusiasm to improve their lives. One of them is Jhrana who was selected as their president. Jhrana is a 22-year-old lady living with her husband and her two children. The lady sitting in the middle wearing a blue saree is Jhrana. Her husband works as a labourer in a factory situated near her village. She runs a variety shop to help her husband financially. She sells betel, grains, lentils, spices, biscuits, soap, detergent, hair oil, etc. in her shop. She has developed a very good relationship with her customers in the village. She likes the fact that she can cater to the needs of the people in her village. Jhrana has a plan to make her shop bigger and keep multiple things in her shop to meet her customers' demand. She also wants to purchase items for her shop in bulk, directly from the wholesalers. For this she has requested a loan to purchase items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soft drinks, wheat flour, rice and other household consumables. Jhrana, along with her group members, has requested a loan amount of 195,000 INR.

In this group: Jhrana, Sasmita, Nuni, Kuni, Prmila, Soubhayamanjari, Sudamini, Manjlata, Ahalya, Anu, Satyabati, Kuni, Sukanti
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