A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase a big quantity of dried fish from Andhra Pradesh for wholesaling.


Tripati Swamy Group's story

Ananta is the leader of a group that hails from Muniguda in Rayagada district of Odisha, India. She is a married woman of 44 years. She has a small family comprised of three members: herself, her husband, and one son aged 24. The member standing second from left with raised hand is Ananta. Ananta has had a dried fish business for the last 12 years. She is wholesaling the dried fish to retailers. Her husband is supporting her for the smooth running of the business. The family income is about Rs.9,000 per month. Having been through tremendous trials and tribulations herself, Ananta, along with another four members of her locality, formed a group to access loans and improve their businesses. It is the first loan for development of their existing businesses. Ananta wants to take a loan to purchase dried fish from Andhra Pradesh for wholesaling. She has a cherished desire to have Pacca (brick-built) house of her own. The other four members have a fish business, a hotel, a fancy store and a mobile and accessories store.

In this group: Kumari, Ananta, Kumari, Anantatila, Hema
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