A loan of $1,150 helped a member to pay for purchasing of fabric, thread, buttons, etc.

Alibha Group's story

The name of this Joint Liability Group is “Alibha.” This group was formed in the year 2011, comprising six active and able women of Bolangir town of Bolangir district in Odisha, India.

Sunita is one of the members of this group, and she is standing second from right with raised hand in the photo. She is a very head strong, confident lady with noble thoughts who possesses a strong determination for the development of her family. She has also an inclination to do something for society, especially in the field of education. She is 28 years old; living with her husband and a son, who is four years old.

Sunita has been running a tailoring center in her residence for eight years. She has two sewing machines of her own and takes orders for stitching of ladies garments. Apart from that, she and her husband are working as teachers in a private English medium school of the town.

This is the second loan of Sunita from Mahashakti Foundation. With the previous loan, she purchased her second sewing machine. Sunita earns a monthly income of 8,000 INR, which makes it very hard for her to manage her family and the tailoring center. Therefore she wants to expand her business to earn some extra income by using her leisure time.

From the present loan she wants to purchase materials like fabric, thread, buttons, etc. She hopes to give better education to her only child. She has also a noble thought of establishing a tailoring training center.

The other five members of this group are Bhanu and Satyabhama, with bamboo hand fan selling businesses, Manjula and Anjali, with vegetable vending businesses and Santi, with a rice and puffed rice business.

In this group: Sunita, Manjula, Bhanu, Santi*, Satyabhama, Anjali
*not pictured

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