A loan of $2,425 helped a member to buy more light bulbs to sell.

Jay Ganesh Shg Group's story

A portion of this group loan will be used by Sabita, who runs a lighting business in her small village where she lives with her husband and three daughters in Odisha, a state on the Eastern Coast of India. She is pictured here on the extreme right of the photo. For 18 years, she and her husband have been running the business together. They have had trouble accessing financing and still don't have a building to host the store, so they sell their goods either on a cloth in the market, or door-to-door in the village, and keep the extra goods at their house.

With this loan, Sabita will buy more light bulbs in bulk because they are cheaper and expand the business. Together, she and her husband will be able to increase their savings and buy a proper shop in the near future. In the meantime, she also hopes to use the profits to help her daughters get a good education and become strong, independent women.

The other women in Jay Ganesh SHG group are using their loans for small shops and cattle farming in Sabita's village.

In this group: Subasini, Basanti, Sabita, Sangita, Moti, Swarna, Bhabeni, Sukanti, Sita, Santilata

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