A loan of $300 helped a member to purchase a smokeless stove.


Omsakthi Self Help Group - Parukkal's story

Manjula is 38 years old, and she is the leader of the Omsakthi Self-Help Group, which is managed by the local NGO, People Action for Transformation (PAT) in Tamil Nadu. Manjula lives in Parukkal village, Ariyalur district with her children and husband in her own house. Her husband is a farmer who works on a daily wage basis.

Manjula needs a loan to purchase a smokeless stove, which is efficient, clean, and easy for daily use for cooking. The traditional stove leads to environmental hazards such as deforestation. A smokeless stove also reduces the risk of respiratory illness as it emits much less smoke.

Other members of the group are also requesting loans to purchase smokeless stoves.

In this group: Manjula , Vijaya , Malarkodi , Valarmathi , Mallika , Kolanchiyammal , Mariyammal , Sarashwathi , Malarkodi , Poongodi , Ramamirtham , Chandra



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