A loan of $3,350 helped a member to purchase vegetable seeds, fertilizers and insecticides.


Shiv Shakti Shg Group's story

Shiv Shakti Self Help Group consists of 13 women from a village in Odisha. They formed this group to help share their problems and solve their problems themselves. One of the members is Surekha who was selected as the president of Shiv Shakti Shg. The lady standing with her hand raised in the photo is Surekha. Surekha is 32 years old and lives with her husband and her two children. She is involved in growing and selling vegetables in her village. Her husband is supporting her in this activity. Surekha has requested a loan of 195,000 INR, which will help her to purchase the required resources for vegetable cultivation. She says her portion of the loan will help her to purchase vegetable seeds, fertilizers, and insecticides, and to cover operational expenses like labor charges.

In this group: Shrimati, Surekha, Surya, Srimati, Padmabati, Saraswati, Jayanti, Damayanti, Pankajini, Pinki, Padmini, Bhumisuta, San
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