A loan of $725 helped a member to purchase ladies' footwear.


Omm Sairam Group's story

Nandini, an active married lady of 34, is a permanent resident of Titilagarh town of Baalngir district of Odisha, India. The young lady standing second from right with a raised hand in the photograph is Nandini. She resides with her husband, one son of 10 years and one daughter of 7 years.

For the last two years, Nandini has been running a home shop of ladies’ fancy items like bangles, talc, plastic items, cosmetics, ornaments, ready-made garments, etc. in her house. Prior to this business, Nandini's husband was running a tailoring center and was earning a monthly income of 3,000 INR (Indian rupees), which was not at all sufficient to manage the household expenses along with the study expenses of her children.

So, Nandini discussed the situation with her husband and started this business. Now her fancy store is running well. Nandini brings the stock from different towns like Titilagarh, Bargarh, Raipur, etc. In the present situation, Nandini is earning a monthly income of 3,000 INR and supporting her family. But she has a dream to earn more and establish herself well, so she wants to increase the volume of her business to increase the income.

This year, Nandini, along with three other like-minded women of her town, formed a group named “Omm Sairam” and availed a loan from Mahashakti Foundation. From this loan amount of 10,000 INR, Nandini wants to invest the entire amount to purchase ladies’ footwear, which will be a new item for her business. She hopes this will attract the women from her locality and fetch a handful of income to her.

Nandini hopes to construct a good cabin for her business and give better education to her children.

The other three energetic group members are Mita, Sunita and Pramila, who are doing a beauty parlor, dry wash center, and general store business respectively.

In this group: Mita, Sunita, Pramila, Nandini



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