A loan of $825 helped a member procure paddy for processing and sale.


Kasturi Group's story

Prabha, aged about 27 years, is the leader of the Kasturi group in J.K.Pur in the district of Rayagada, Odisha, India. She has a small family comprising 4 members; herself, her husband, and also one son and one daughter, aged 5 and 8 respectively. The member standing first on the right with raised hand is Prabha.

At present she is doing a rice business with her husband. They are procuring paddy in the harvesting season in bulk, processing it, and selling it. Thereby they earn a handful of money. Prabha’s husband is assisting her to run the business smoothly by purchasing paddy from different villages and processing it in the mill. At present her family income is INR 4,500 per month from the rice Business. She is a very active lady who wants some extra income out of her own efforts.

To improve her living conditions and to earn some extra income, she wants to avail a loan from Mahashakti. From the loan amount, she will purchase huge quantities of paddy from the nearby villages and process it to avail a cash discount and also save transportation cost which she incurs frequently. She has a dream to increase her business and educate her children in a better school.

The other four members of her group are Sarita, Magmata, Sukanti, and Rukmini, each doing individual business.

In this group: Prabha, Es, K., Padma, Rukmini
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