A loan of $1,350 helped a member to pay tuition fees and to purchase books.


Sonali Group's story

Suma, 46 years of age, is the leader of a group that hails near Fire station, Bhubaneswar of Khurda district of Odisha, India. Her family is comprised of her husband and two sons. The member standing first from left with raised hand is Suma. Suma’s younger son named Santosh is attending Govt. High School, Bhubaneswar. He has just passed into 9th class and wants to continue his studies. He is a bright student and wishes to do well in matriculation. For this Santosh has to take good tuition, which is not affordable by his parents from their present income. The monthly income of Suma is about Rs.8,000 which is not at all sufficient to meet her monthly expenditures. The higher education of her son is now a financial burden. Hence she formed a group with three other members from her locality and applied for financial support from Mahashakti. It will be the first cycle loan for the group. From the loan Suma will pay the tuition fees and will purchase books for her son. The three other members of her group, Monalisha, Hemalata and Pramila, also want a loan for the education of their children. In the photo every member’s child is standing in front of their respective mother.

In this group: Hemalata, Monalisha, Pramila, Suma
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