A loan of $3,025 helped a member to pay for purchasing of biscuits, mixtures, cakes, breads, cold drinks, etc.

Jay Matadi Group's story

Pinki is a married woman of 28 years old and lives in Khariar town of Nuapada district of Odisha, India. The lady standing on the extreme right with raised hand is Pinki. She hails from a Schedule Caste family. She lives with her four-member family, consisting of her husband and two sons of six and four years old.

Pinki has been running a general store at the bus stand of the town for the last 12 years with the help of her husband. Initially she started the business in a low profile with limited items like soap, tobacco, chocolates, biscuits, mixtures, etc. Gradually, she expanded her business and added extra items like mineral water and cold drinks with refrigerator from her last four loans from Mahashakti Foundation, by forming a group called Jay Matadi with four other members. Due to her husband’s good behavior, her business grew very fast. Now she is earning 400 INR daily from her business which is not sufficient for her to manage the business.

Pinki is planning to purchase more stock of daily needs items like biscuits, mixtures, cake, bread, cold drinks etc. in bulk from the present loan to satisfy her customers. She also wants to purchase another refrigerator for storing food items. She expects to increase her sales and thereby her income, which will serve to ensure the education and welfare of her children. Pinki dreams of providing better education to her two children.

The other four members of the group are Bhumisuta, Kaushalya, Sabina and Kausalya, running a mobile phone repairing and selling center, a betel nut shop, a tiffin center and a little restaurant respectively.

In this group: Pinki, Kaushalya, Bhumisuta, Kausalya, Sabina

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