A loan of $3,900 helped a member to purchase ready-made clothes and sarees.

Maa Tarini Group's story

Sandhyarani, aged 46, is the leader of a group that hails from Hata Muniguda of Rayagada district of Odisha, India. She lives with her husband, having one son and one daughter aged 05 and 09 respectively. The member standing second from left with raised hand is Sandhyarani.

Sandhyarani is running a clothing store with the support of her husband in her locality. In 2009, Sandhyarani along with four other members of her village formed a group and took a loan from Mahashakti Foundation for development of their existing business. This is her fifth cycle loan.

At the time of accessing her first loan, Sandhyarani's sales were not sufficient to meet her daily requirements. Out of their small income they were maintaining their family in a very pitiable condition. Now she is very much confident in running her business and has developed her clothing store significantly. At present her monthly income is about Rs.8,000. She wants to take a further loan to expand her present clothing store. She has a desire to open a shoe store adjacent to her clothing store so that whenever her previous customers come to purchase clothes they will purchase shoes also, as it a complementary product.

The other four members named Tanaya, Sudeshna, Bishnupriya and Joshna have grocery shops.

In this group: Tanaya, Sudeshna, Joshna, Bishnupriya, Sandhyarani

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