A loan of $175 helped a member to buy a smokeless stove.

Vannamalargal Shg-Sundaraperumalkovil Group's story

Vannamalargal Self-Help Group is managed by the local NGO, People’s Action for Transformation (PAT). This NGO helps people improve their livelihood in Tamil Nadu.

Arokiyamary is the leader of this group, which consists of six more members. She lives in Sundaraperumalkovil village, Tanjore district, in her own house with her husband and a child. Her husband is a farmer.

Arokiyamary is a regular customer of PAT. She has been taking loans for the last five years and has repaid the loans on time.

Arokiyamary wants to purchase a smokeless stove, which is manufactured by Greenway Grameen Infra Pvt., Ltd. Its cost is 1,400 INR. It is designed for daily use. The traditional stoves produce more smoke and are called kitchen killers. The smokeless stove emits less carbon dioxide and prevents household risk. It also promotes healthier lifestyles by limiting the toxic and hazardous effects of indoor pollution.

Arokiyamary and the other members are requesting a loan to purchase a smokeless stove to give a healthier life to their families.

In this group: Arokiyamary, Lakshmi, Minnalkodi, Prema, Manimagalai, Valarmathy, Mahalakshmi
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