A loan of $4,350 helped a member to purchase fertilizers, pesticides and seeds, and to cover their operational costs.


Jay Maa Mangala Shg Group's story

The group “Jay Maa Mangala Self-Help Group” has thirteen members who are all from the same neighborhood. The lady standing with her raised hand is Droupadi, who is the leader of the group.

Droupadi is a 52-year-old woman, married to a worker. They live in a small village in Odisha, India. The couple has two children who are in school. Droupadi lives with her children and, together with her husband, takes care of all the household expenses.

In order to help with all the family expenses, Droupadi has been involved in doing paddy cultivation and selling her produce to distributors for the past fifteen years. She supplies her rice to the rice dealers in the nearby market. In order to strengthen the business and respond to client demand, Droupadi, together with the group Jay Maa Mangala Shg, is requesting a loan from Peoples Forum for purchasing fertilizers, pesticides and seeds, and to cover their operational costs. Their goal is to increase their business activity.

In this group: Droupadi, Rita, Renubala, Bharati, Sanjukta, Subasini, Saraswati, Malati, Santilata, Arati, Baijayantimala, Sarathi, Madhusmita



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