A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy more cows and expand her dairy farm.


Ann Maa Manikeswari Group's story

A portion of this group loan will go to support Otara. She is the president of Ann Maa Manikeswari Group and is pictured here in the bright yellow sari in the front row. Most of the women in her group are working in dairy farming or own other small businesses in their village in Odisha, a state on the eastern coast of India.

With her portion of the loan, Otara will buy more cows to increase her dairy farming business. Her husband works as a florist in the village, and they both support their three children together. After this loan, Otara will be able to be more independent and help give her family a better standard of living. Otara is an entrepreneur at heart and has big dreams of one day owning a large dairy farm.

The women in the group also plan to save the money they earn from expanding their businesses to buy a food processing machine which they can all use to make spices and pickle vegetables together.

In this group: Otara, Kosala, Sabita, Ranjulata, Susama, Sari, Jhunubala, Rama, Charulata



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