A loan of $2,700 helped a member to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and big baskets directly from the farmer.

Annta Gopal Shg Group's story

Annta Gopal Shg is a self-help group consisting eleven members from a small village of Odisha, India. All the members of this group are women and all are engaged in activities like grocery shop, milk selling, tea stall, etc.They have made this group having a dream to be united to learn new concepts of business and help and support each other. All the members of this group are dedicated to make money to make their future secure.

One of them is Mamata, who was selected as their president. In the picture, she is the lady standing with raised hand. Mamata is 35 years old, married, and lives with her parents-in-law, her husband and three children who are in school. Her husband is a daily laborer.

Five years ago, she started a small business of selling fruits and vegetables in the near market. She earns 3,000 INR to 4,000 INR per month from this business, which is used for her household expenses. Mamata purchases the fruits and vegetables from wholesalers and sells to the market. Now she is planning to purchase vegetables directly from the farmers so she can save some extra money.

She and her group members have requested a loan amount of 165,000 INR. She will use her portion to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and big baskets directly from the farmer. She hopes to register her children in a good school in near future.

In this group: Mamata, Babita, Rajani, Swaranalata, Nayana, Bidu, Latika, Sabita, Sasmita, Ketaki, Manju

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