A loan helped a member to purchase vegetables and flower plants for her business.


Maa Santoshi Shg (C) Group's story

Mamata is the leader of a group that hails from a small village in the Nayagarh district of Odisha, India. She is a married woman of 30 years. She has a small family comprised of four members, including two children who are in school. The member standing with her hand raised is Mamata.

With the help of her husband, she has been in a vegetable and flower-selling business for the last seven years. At present, her monthly family income is Rs 5,000, but it is not sufficient to lead a better life. So she formed a self-help group with ten other members in her locality and applied for loan. It is her first loan from People's Forum for the development of her business. With this loan, she will purchase vegetables in bulk and flower plants in large quantity for the growth of her business. Her future plan is to construct a house and to provide a higher education to her children. She is very happy and thankful to Kiva's lenders for this support.

The other members of this group are involved in different business activities like milk selling, fish selling, vegetable selling etc. and all are very happy with this loan.

In this group: Mamata, Pramila, Lilabati, Malati, Damayanti, Laxmi, Dulei, Basanta, Minakhi, Basanti, Golapa



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