A loan of $150 helped a member to buy a smokeless stove.


Saraswathi Shg - Kodalikaruppur Group's story

Kokilam (hand raised in the picture) is a skilled and hardworking mother. She lives in Kodalikaruppur in Tamil Nadu as do the other five women who belong to Saraswathi Self-Help Group. Since Kokilam's husband’s income is unreliable, she has started agriculture to generate more income for the family.

She is now using a mud stove for cooking in her kitchen. It emits lots of smoke and her kitchen walls have turned black and also it consumes a lot of time to cook.

She and the other members are requesting a loan to buy smokeless stoves for their kitchens, which will save their time and promote healthy living.

In this group: Kokilam , Indhra , Rukumani , Jayabharathi , Selvarasi , Valarmathy



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