A loan of $1,875 helped a member to purchase two cows.

Bhawanishankar-B Group's story

Parbati, a young entrepreneur, hails from a small town of Bhawanipatna, the district headquarters of Kalahandi district in Odisha, India. The lady standing at the extreme right with raised hand is Parvati.

She is 34 years old and lives with her husband and two daughters, age 15 and 12 and one son, 4 years of age.

Parbati has had a milk business for the last five years with the active support of her husband. Parbati gets a monthly income of INR 9,000 from the above business. Out of this income she hardly is able to manage her household expenses.

In the year 2010, Parbati, along with three other women, formed a group named Bhawanishankar-B to avail loans from Mahashakti Foundation to expand their businesses.

Now she wants to expand her business by purchasing two cows with the financial support from Mahashakti. This will be her third loan.

In future, she wants to prepare milk products and supply them to the nearby hotels.

The other three members of the group, Praphul, Prabhasini and Sudeshna, need loans for a betel shop, a tailoring business, and a carpentry business, respectively.

In this group: Parbati, Praphul, Sudeshna, Prabhasini
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