A loan of $3,425 helped a member to purchase a high breed cow.

Jay Jagannath Group's story

This group is called “Jay Jagannath”. It was formed in the year 2009. All five members of this group are women from the village of Badi and belong to the “Below Poverty Line” category. Badi is a rural village in the district of Nuapada of Odisha, one of the poorest districts in India.

Anuradha is one of the members of the Jay Jagannath group. She is standing on the extreme right and raised her hand in the photo. She is 29 years old and is a cheerful lady. She is living with her husband and three sons, aged nine, seven and five. She hails from a Scheduled Class family.

Anuradha is running a dairy farm with ten milking cows at her house with the help of her husband. Her husband supplies milk to the Tiffin hotels of the nearest town. He also looks after the health of the cows and takes care of them. Anuradha gets 50 liters of milk on a daily basis. From this business, she gets an income of 10,000 INR per month.

As there is growing demand for milk in the locality, every year she is adding new cows to her dairy farm. This will be the fifth loan for her from Mahashakti Foundation. She is planning to use the loan to purchase a high breed milking cow with 60,000 INR.

Anuradha has a dream to save enough money for construction of a house, giving a better education to her children and developing a good dairy farm.

Of the other four members, Mayabati, Khiradei and Arati are running general stores, and Milki is doing a fish business. The group members hope to expand and develop their businesses from the financial support from Kiva.

In this group: Mayabati, Arati , Khiradei, Milki , Anuradha

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