A loan of $2,500 helped a member to purchase seeds and fertilizers for her paddy cultivation.


Maa Santoshi Shg Group's story

Sebati is a 32-year-old lady who lives with her husband, parents-in-law and three children in a small village in Odisha, India. In the picture, the lady standing with her hand raised is Sebati. She is engaged in paddy cultivation. Her husband is doing the same business. Some years ago, Sebati formed a group with nine other women from her village with the group name of "Maa Santoshi Self Help Group". All the group members are engaged in different business activities such as selling milk, vegetable cultivation, etc., to alleviate their poverty.

Sebati is the president of this group. She motivated all the group members to form this group so they could help and support each other in their business and personal lives. Sebati, along with her group, requested a loan of 150,000 INR. She will use her portion to purchase standard-quality seeds and fertilizers for her paddy cultivation. She hopes to build a house for her family and she is very grateful to Kiva for this opportunity.

In this group: Sebati, Lata, Sabitri, Chandrama, Dalima, Munji, Budai, Jayanti, Minaka, Tulabati



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