A loan of $2,325 helped a member to purchase rice, wheat, pulses, washing powder, soaps, tea, sugar, onions, potatoes, and other grocery items.


Maa Dakhinakali Group's story

Ramita, aged about 24 years, is the leader of a group of twelve members. She hails from Teresinga village of Kalahandi district of Odisha, India. She is living with her husband and a daughter of three years of age. The member standing second from the left in the front line and showing her long hair is Ramita. She has been managing a grocery shop in her locality for the last seven years. Her family income per month is Rs. 6,000 only. It is not at all sufficient to lead a better life. Ramita, along with eleven members of her locality, formed a self-help group and applied for a loan from Mahashakti for the development of their businesses. It is their first-cycle loan. From the loan, Ramita will purchase rice, wheat, pulses, washing powder, soaps, tea, sugar, onions, potatoes, and other grocery items to increase the stock for the growth of the business. She has a dream to be a wholesaler of grocery items at her locality. The other eleven members of the group are Sari, Mamata, Rukuni, Laxmipriya, Hemangini, Bhagyabati, Padmabati, Nurabati, Lobha, Sobhabati and Padma. They also want loans for the development of their existing businesses, such as grocery shop, goatery, poultry, dry food, salon, puffed rice, seasonal business and vegetable vending.

In this group: Ramita, Sari, Mamata, Rukuni, Laxmipriya, Hemangini, Bhagyabati, Padmabati, Nurabati, Lobha, Padma, Sobhabati
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