A loan of $3,500 helped a member to pay for purchasing a cow, cow fodder and to repair her cattle shed.


Maa Mangala Self Help Group's story

In 2006 a group of nine women came together from a small village in Odisha and formed Maa Mangala Self Help Group. Ulash was selected as the leader of Maa Mangala Self Help Group. The lady standing in the second position from the right side of the photograph is Ulash. Ulash is 45 years old, married, and living with her husband and her only child. She has been involved in a milk business for past seven years. She has two cows and she wants to purchase one more cow because the demand for milk is high and she is not able to meet the growing demand of the customers in the market.

Ulash has applied for a loan to purchase a cow and fodder and also wants to repair her cattle shed. This business will help her to support her child's education. She says that this loan can help to increase her income, which will help her to purchase the study materials for her child's education and to pay her child's tuition fees.

In this group: Ulash, Ambika, Lochana, Ranjana, Sukanti, Basanti, Latamanjari, Ullasini, Gitanjali



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