A loan of $775 helped a member to purchase a Pico Machine.


Om Shanti Group's story

Runukar, aged about 35 years, is the group leader for a four-member group from Bissam Cuttack, a town situated in Rayagada district of Odisha state in India. Her family is comprised of three members, her husband and their 12-year-old son. The member standing on the extreme left with raised hand is Runukar. At present she is running a tailoring shop in her locality. She is a very active lady who wants some extra income out of her own efforts.

Runukar is a tailor. During 2010, she, along with three other members from her village formed a group and for the first time they took out a loan from Mahashakti Foundation for the development of their existing businesses. Runukar’s husband does seasonal business. At present her family income is Rs.4,500 per month which is not sufficient to maintain the family.

To improve her living conditions and to earn some extra income, she wants to access a loan. From the loan she will purchase a Pico Machine. She has a dream to educate her only son in a better school for better education and have a shop of her own.

The other three members named Ranjita, Sumitra and Subashini have a grocery shop, tailoring and Leaf plate businesses respectively.

In this group: Subashini, Sumitra, Ranjita, Runukar



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