A loan of $825 helped a member to purchase leaf plates for stitching and wholesaling.

Durga Maa Group's story

Ganga is the leader of a group that hails from Kotapeta village of Rayagada district of Odisha, India. She is a married woman of 44 years of age. The member standing at the middle with raised hand is Ganga.

She is managing a business of leaf plate-making and selling in her locality. Her husband is doing a seasonal business. Ganga has a family of five members consisting of her husband and three children about 18, 12 and 8 years old.

Ganga, along with four other members of her village, formed a group and applied for a loan from Mahashakti Foundation for expansion of their existing businesses. It is the first time the group will take a loan from MSF.

Out of their small incomes they are maintaining their families in a low profile. At present, her monthly income is Rs.5,000 but still it is not sufficient to meet the needs of her family. After learning the business procedure and knowledge, she wants to increase the volume of her business. Now she wants a loan to purchase leaf plates for stitching and wholesaling also.

In future, she wants to establish a grocery shop in her village.

The other members are Waralaxmi, Parvati, Dhanalaxmi and Goureswari and they want loans for leaf plate-making, tailoring, grocery shop and leaf plate wholesaling, respectively.

In this group: Ganga, Waralaxmi, Parbati, Dhanalaxmi, Goureswari

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