A loan of $2,750 helped a member to pay for bulk purchasing of chickens for her poultry farm.


Indira Gandhi Group's story

The name of this Joint Liability Group is Indira Gandhi, located at Khariar town of Nuapada district of Odisha, India. This group was formed in the year 2010 comprising four active and able women. Tabasum is one of the members of this group. She is standing in front with raised hand inside her poultry farm in the photo. She is a very confident lady of a minority community and she possesses a strong determination for the development of her family. She is 34 years old, living with her husband, two daughters of 18 and 16 years, and a son of 14 years.

Tabasum has been running a poultry/chicken farm for the last eight years with the help of her husband, who looks after it. She herself is running a tailoring center in her house with two sewing machines where she takes orders of stitching of ladies garments. Tabasum earns a monthly income of 10,000 INR from the above two businesses, and with this it is very hard to manage both the family and the educational expenses of the children. So Tabasum is planning to expand the chicken farm business to get some extra income. As her farm has a reputation for supplying quality chicken, customers from far and near villages like to deal with her farm.

This is the fourth loan for Tabasum and from this loan she wants to purchase chickens in bulk from the nearest wholesale market to save transportation cost and loss due to rate fluctuation. She is very hopeful that this investment will be helping her. She hopes to give better education to her children and marriage for her elder daughter.

The other three members of this group are Husna Ara, Sukrubari and Jarina, running procurement of seasonal products, photo framing center and general grocery shop, respectively.

In this group: Husna Ara, Tabasum, Sukrubari, Jarina



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