A loan of $3,175 helped a member to purchase slippers, personnel care products and clothing for retail.

Maa Biraja Shg Group's story

Maa Biraja Shg is a self-help group consisting of 13 members from a small village of Odisha, India. All the group members are women and all are engaged in different business activities like milk selling, food stall, vegetable cultivation, etc.

Manju is a member and president of the Maa Biraja Shg self-help group, and she lives in a small village of Odisha, India. In picture, the lady standing with raised hand is Manju. She is 39 years old and married. Her husband works as a daily laborer in a factory situated near the city. Together they have four children between 10 and 16 years old. All their children attend school.

Manju has sold various products (personnel care items, soap, clothes, slippers, etc.) from hers shop for six years. This will be her first loan with the field partner People's Forum. She plans to use her portion of this loan to increase her working capital and buy slippers, personnel care products and clothing. She will then sell these products to increase her earnings.

In the coming years, Manju would like to build a solid and long-lasting house, buy bicycles and provide for her children's schooling.

In this group: Manju, Jharana, Ranjana, Rasmita, Puspalata, Janaki, Ahalya, Manju, Kamala, Manju, Jyoshnarani, Basanti, Indu

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