A loan of $675 helped to buy a new variety of materials for her cookies and a new oven.

Aparna's story

Aparna hails from the village of Nandakumarpur in West Bengal. The village is the one of the most remote in the region but is rich in spirit and ideas of its women folk who want to be something in life. This change in attitude has been brought by the continuous efforts of Sabuj Sangha. The village also has good agricultural land and access to ponds and rivers.

Aparna, in her 30s is a mother of three daughters. Her daughters study in the eighth, seventh and fourth standard. She is successfully running a confectionery shop in the village, which is famous for chocolate flavored biscuits. She is supported in her endeavor by her husband and daughters. She wants to give her daughters the best education. At the same time, she wants to expand her confectionery business, as the income from the current business is too low to fulfill her dreams.

Aparna has been associated with the “Sarajibon” Self-Help Group (SHG) for the past 18 years.

Aparna will invest the loan to buy a new variety of materials for her cookies along with a new oven. This investment will increase the number of customers served and increase her earnings, which will help her secure a good future for her family.

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