A loan of $2,075 helped a member to purchase rice, oil, sugar, salt, potatoes, onions, washing powder, soap, tea, biscuits, etc. for her grocery shop.


Trinatha Group's story

Sarada is the leader of a group that hails from Muniguda village of Rayagada district of Odisha, India. She is a married woman of 46 years. She has a small family comprised of five members, including one daughter aged about 20 years and two sons aged about 22 and 18 years. The member standing second from left with raised hand is Sarada. Sarada has been running a grocery shop in her locality for the last five years. She looks after the shop. In the morning her husband helps to run the shop. After completion of her housework, she spends the rest of her time in the business. Her husband does seasonal business. He goes to nearby villages and purchases seasonal grains and sells them in the Muniguda market. This will be her third loan from Mahashakti Foundation for the development of her business. Sarada took out her first loan in 2012 with three other members from her locality. At present her monthly income is about Rs.5,000, but that is not sufficient to lead a better life. So, she wants to take a loan to purchase rice, oil, sugar, salt, potatoes, onions, washing powder, soap, tea, biscuits, etc. for her grocery shop. This will be the third loan cycle for the group. Sarada's future business plan is to be a wholesaler. The other three members of the group, Dharitri, Madhabi and Krishnabeni, want a loan for their existing businesses of vegetable vending, a welding shop, and a grocery shop respectively.

In this group: Krishnabeni, Dharitri, Madhabi, Sarada
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