A loan of $700 helped a member to purchase curley flower, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, cucumbers, pumpkins, green nuts, brinjal, drum sticks, etc.


Laxmipriya Group's story

Laxmi is the leader of a group that hails from Muniguda village of Rayagada district of Odisha, India. She is a widow of 50 years of age. The member sitting first from the right with raised hand is Laxmi. She is managing a vegetable vending shop in her locality. Laxmi has three daughters aged about 22, 20 and 14 years.

Along with three other members from her village, Laxmi formed a group and applied for a loan from Mahashakti Foundation for expansion of their existing businesses during 2012. This is the second time the group will take a loan from Mahashakti.

Out of their small income they are maintaining their family in a low profile. At present Laxmi's monthly income is Rs.4, 500 only. Although the income is very low, still Laxmi has a habit of putting aside savings with a vision for the marriage of her daughters in a respectable family.

After learning the business procedure and other knowledge, Laxmi wants to increase the volume of her business. Now she wants a loan to purchase curley flower, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, cucumbers, pumpkins, green nuts, brinjal, drum sticks, etc. For better sales she also goes to weekly markets of nearby villages to sell her vegetables. In future she wants to establish a wholesale grocery shop in her village.

The other three members of her group are Janhabi, Nilendri, Karuna. They have a fancy shop, dry food business and sweets business in the village respectively.

In this group: Janhabi, Nilendri, Laxmi, Karuna



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