A loan of $2,400 helped a member to pay for purchasing betel, rice, grains, lentils, edible oil, spices, biscuits, soap, detergent, hair oil, etc. for her grocery shop.


Maa Mangala Selp Help Group's story

Maa Mangla Self Help Group is a group consisting of 10 members where all are women. They come from a small village of Khurda, Odisha, India. These entrepreneurs are very humble, hardworking and responsible people with good manners and lots of enthusiasm to improve their lives. A few years back they were all facing the same situation of poverty, so they planned to start a grocery shop where they could provide the basic household consumables to their customers. One of them is Mrs. Sarojini who was selected as their president.

Sarojini is a 39-year-old lady, living with her husband and her three children who are at their schooling. Her husband works as a laborer in a factory situated near her village. She runs a grocery shop to help her husband financially. She sells betel, rice, grains, lentils, edible oil, spices, biscuits, soap, detergent, hair oil, etc. in her shop. She has developed a very good relationship with her customers in the village. She likes the fact that she can cater to the needs of the people in her village.

Sarojini has a plan to make her shop bigger and keep multiple items in her shop to satisfy her customers. She also wants to purchase the items for her shop in bulk directly from the wholesalers, for which she along with her group has requested a loan amount of 150,000 INR to utilize in purchasing items like betel, rice, grains, lentils, edible oil, spices, biscuits, soap, detergent, hair oil, etc.

In this group: Sarojini , Jharana , Baluni , Sukanti Prtaba , Rama, Shouni Prtaba Singh, Pramila Ptaba Singh*, Chhabirani Singh, Laxim Priya , Rajani
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