A loan of $1,000 helped a member to pay for purchasing a cow.

Jaya Radhika Group's story

Jaya Radhika group was formed in the year 2013 by six women members of Below Poverty Line category from the village Mahulpada in the district of Bolangir in Odisha; India to access loans from Mahashakti Foundation. Mahulpada is a small rural village located at eighty kms from the district headquarters of Balangir. Dushila is one of the members of this group. She is standing third from the right with raised hand in the photo. She is 48 years old; living with her husband, son, daughter in-law and a granddaughter of 2 years.

Dushila has a small milk selling business, having a milk cow which she purchased from the first loan from Mahashakti Foundation. She gets 5 liters of milk per day, which she supplies in the nearby town. Apart from this, she is working as a 4th grade employee in the Integrated Child Development Dept. of Govt. of Odisha. From the above two sources, Dushila gets a monthly income of 6000 INR. According to her, the present income is insufficient on her part to manage her household expenses. So, as there is growing demand for milk in the locality, she has planned to utilize the present loan for purchasing another cow of improved variety to add some extra income to her family. Dushila says this will help her to add some extra income and she will be able to manage her family finances smoothly. Dushila has also a dream to develop a dairy farm in future.

The other five members of this group are Nilendri & Nabami with milk business, Dahane with goat trading, Jamuna with general store and Sukanti with vegetable cultivation and vending business.

In this group: Dushila, Dahane, Jamuna, Nabami, Nilendri, Sukanti
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