A loan of $2,625 helped a member to pay for purchasing quality saris and fancy garments.

Maa Santoshi Group's story

In the year 2010, four active ladies from the weaving community of a rural village called Bhuliasikuan of Nuapada district of Odisha, India formed a Joint Liability Group named Maa Santoshi with the objective to expand their existing businesses by taking loans from Mahashakti Foundation. Dulabhi, the energetic lady of 24 years sitting second from right with raised hand, is one of them. She is very active and always cheerful. Her family consists of her husband; one son aged seven and one daughter aged five years.

Over the last 10 years, Dulabhi has been running a cloth vending business with the help and support of her husband. This is their traditional business. She purchases ready made garments and saris from a wholesale market 200 kilometers away. Her husband moves to different villages and weekly markets on a bike to sell saris and garments. She earns a monthly income of 8,000 INR from her existing business. But the present income is not sufficient to manage the business expenses as well as the household expenses of her family. So Dulabhi wants to raise her income by increasing the volume of her business.

This is her fourth loan from Mahashakti Foundation and looking ahead to the coming festive season, from the present loan of 40,000 INR she is planning to purchase some quality saris and fancy garments to sell. Dulabhi assumes that this will definitely generate a handsome sum in extra income. Dulabhi has a dream to save enough for construction of a good house.

The other three members of the group are Kousalya, Jhingati and Purnama running a cloth vending business, general store & cloth vending and Tiffin centre, and fancy store businesses.

In this group: Dulabhi, Purnama, Jhingati, Kousalya

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