A loan of $3,250 helped a member to purchase fruits and vegetables in large quantity for wholesaling.

Agni Gangamaa Group's story

Dhanamani is the leader of a group and lives in Muniguda of Rayagada district of Odisha, India. She is a married woman of 40 years. She has a small family comprised of three members, herself, her husband and one son aged 21. The member seating third from left with raised hand is Dhanamani.

Like most families in the village she has been managing a small fruit business in her village. Her husband helps her in the business by going to different markets at nearby villages. She has already accessed four loans and this is her fifth loan cycle.

At the time of accessing the first loan her husband used to go to weekly markets in nearby villages for selling vegetables. Out of their small income they are maintaining their family in a low profile. To improve her living conditions and to earn some extra income Dhanamani accessed loans one after the other for four times. At present her monthly income is about Rs.7,500 from her fruit business, which is not sufficient to lead a better life. So, she wants to take a further loan to purchase fruits and vegetables in large quantity for wholesaling. She has a cherished dream to have a permanent stall in front of her house.

The other five members of the group are also doing the same business.

In this group: Aralu, Basuki, Dhanamani, Dullama, Punein, Hema
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