A loan of $2,325 helped a member to purchase paddy (rice) in a large quantity.


Sita Narayani Group's story

Basanti is the leader of a group that hails from Kansil village in the Kalahandi district of Odisha, India. She is a married woman of 33 years. She has a small family comprised of four members including one daughter and one son who are 11 & 15 years old. The member standing second from right in the front row with her hand raised is Basanti.

Basanti, with the help of her husband, has been doing a paddy (rice) business for the last six years. At present, her monthly family income is Rs 6,000. But it is not sufficient to lead a better life. So she formed a self help group with 11 other members in her locality and applied for loan. It is their first loan from Mahashakti Foundation for the development of her business. From this loan, she will purchase paddy (rice) in a large quantity for the growth of her business.

Her future plan is to establish a rice mill and to provide a higher education to children.

The other 11 members of the group are Tapaswini, Janani, Sudhamayi, Yadabi, Lakshmi, Rajani, Tapisa, Malati, Jasobanti, Padmabati and Keshari. They want loans for the development of their existing businesses including a grocery shop, a dairy, raising goats, raising poultry, selling dried fish, a hotel and vegetable vending.

In this group: Basanti , Janani, Sudhamayi, Yadabi, Lakshmi, Rajani, Tapaswini, Tapisa, Malati, Jasobanti, Padmabati, Keshari



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