A loan of $2,025 helped a member to buy better quality seeds and fertilizers.

Mahamaya Self-Help Group's story

The women of Mahamaya Self-Help Group are from the hinterlands of South 24 Parganas district, Mahabbatnagar village in West Bengal. They live in houses made of mud with mud-tiled roofing without access to electricity or clean drinking water. However, they’re working hard to overcome these anomalies. Radharani (face circled) is the leader of this group.

Radharani has tracts of cultivable paddy fields in the Mathurapur II Block of South 24 Parganas district of Sundarban region. The major part of the region is covered with agricultural land and ponds and the river flows close by the fields. With help from her family members, she is cultivating paddy. But the income generated is insufficient to support her family. Radharani wants to increase the productivity. For this reason, she is seeking a loan to buy better quality seeds and fertilizers.

Kanchan wants to start a fishery business. Anjali and Bandana want to invest in betel vine farms as the region has a huge demand for betel leaves.

In this group: Radharani, Kanchan, Anjali, Bandana

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