A loan of $1,425 helped a member to purchase a cow.


Mahamayee Group's story

Basanti is the leader of a group that lives in a rental colony of Bhubaneswar of Khurda district of Odisha, India. She is a married woman of 37 years. She has a family comprised of five members. The member standing at extreme left with raised hand is Basanti. She has been managing a dairy firm in her locality. There is huge demand for milk and dairy products in the locality and of course at different hotels also. Her husband helps her to manage the dairy firm. Out of her small income Basanti is maintaining her family in a low profile. To improve her living condition and to earn some extra income, she wants to access a loan from Mahashakti. At present her monthly income is Rs.6,000. From the loan she will purchase a cow. She dreams of having a Pacca (brick-built) house of her own. The other five members also want a loan for a hotel, vegetable vending, tailoring and a milk business.

In this group: Babita, Basanti, Kabita, Mamata, Rina, Shanti
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