A loan of $2,725 helped a member to purchase utensils, plastic chairs, cotton side-wall, etc. for her tent house.

Jai Jagannath Group's story

Ranju lives in the small village of Hata Muniguda in the district of Rayagada, Odisha, India. She is a headstrong and confident lady. The lady standing in the middle with a raised hand in the photo is Ranju. She is 41 years old and lives with her husband and one daughter, aged about 4 years, and one son, aged about 7 years.

Ranju has been running a tent house business for the last five years with the hand-holding support of her husband. She gets a monthly income of Rs. 9,000 (INR/Indian rupees) from the above business. Out of this income, she is hardly able to manage her household expenses. As she could not make ends meet with her income, she was not able to save for future uncertainties.

In the year 2009, Ranju, along with other women of the locality, formed a group named Jai Jagannath to avail a loan from Mahashakti Foundation to expand their businesses. Now Ranju wants a fourth-cycle loan for the growth of her business. She wants to provide her children a better education.

With this loan, Ranju wants to purchase utensils, plastic chairs, cotton side-wall, etc. for the tent house.

The other four members of the group, Jibeswari, Archana, Suprabha and Tulashi, want a loan for a fast food hotel, grocery shop, broiler business and milk business respectively.

In this group: Jibeswari, Tulashi, Archana, Suprabha, Ranju

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