A loan of $125 helped a member to purchase a smokeless stove.


Samayapurathal Shg - Thirupuvanam Group's story

Gangaiyammal is 49 years old and lives in her own house with her three children and husband. Her husband is a farmer. They live in a village, Thirupuvanam, in Trichy district. Gangaiyammal is the leader of the Samayapurathal Self-Help Group, which was formed by a local NGO, People’s Action for Transformation (PAT), in Tamil Nadu. The NGO majorly works to improve the livelihood of the people in that region. Gangaiyammal and the other members are requesting a loan to purchase a smokeless stove, which emits much less smoke and is better than the traditional mud stove. The smokeless stove is designed for daily use and is more efficient and clean. It promotes healthier lifestyles by limiting the toxic and hazardous effects of indoor pollution.

In this group: Gangaiyammal , Savithiri , Devagi , Muthulakshmi , Savithiri
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