A loan of $650 helped a member to purchase more leaves for making plates.


Sadguru Group's story

Syamala, about 45 years old, is the group leader of a four-member group in Kotapeta village situated in the Rayagada district of Odisha, India. Her family includes four members: her husband, one daughter, about 20 years old, and two sons, about 22 and 18 years old, respectively. The member standing on the extreme left with a raised hand is Syamala. At present, she is making and selling leaf plates. Her daughter helps in making the plates. Syamala is a very active lady who wants some extra income from her own efforts.

Syamala’s husband is doing a seasonal business. At present, her family income is Rs 4,500 per month, which is not sufficient to maintain her family. To improve her living conditions and to earn some extra income, she wants to avail a loan. With the loan, she will purchase a big stock of leaves for stitching and selling.

She has a dream of being a wholesaler of leaf plates in her locality.

The other three members of the group are named Usha, Puspa and Amala. All of them are doing tailoring work and all of them want a loan to purchase tailoring machines and Pico machines.

In this group: Usha, Puspa, Amala, Syamala



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