A loan of $2,450 helped a member to purchase goats, fodder and vaccine.


Maa Pathar Khanden Shg Group's story

In 2012, 10 women from a small village in the Sonepur district in Odisha stepped out and formed a group named Maa Pathar Khanden SHG Self Help Group. They help each other, share their problems and solve them among themselves. They celebrate their festivals together in their village.

One of the women from this group is Kaushalya (the lady standing with her hand raised). She is the leader of the group and she has 10 goats. She purchases the goat kids from the market and takes care of them. She provides vaccine and fodder to them when required. She sells them for meat to the local butcher shops when they grow. It takes eight to nine months for her to raise and sell them. She goes out in the morning to leave the goats grazie in the fields and returns by noon. Then she cooks for her family. She resumes taking care of her goats by feeding them at home. Her husband assists her in selling and maintaining these goats. In this way, she is earning to improve her cash flow, which is not sufficient to manage her daily activities. She wants to enlarge her business, so she wants to purchase 10 more goats. In this way, she can earn a good amount after all expenditures in her business. She and her group members have requested a loan of 150,000 INR for her group so that they can all earn more and improve their families' cash flow.

In this group: Kaushalya, Kalpana, Bui, Lakshmi, Malati, Kumadini, Purnima, Kakaya, Ketaki, Bimala
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