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Total loan: $2,175
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Maa Samaleswari Group


A loan of $2,175 helped a member to purchase a new tailoring machine, needles, thread, lace and other necessary cloth for her tailoring unit, and fertilizer, pesticide and seeds for her vegetable cultivation farm.


Maa Samaleswari Group's story

Khamatarai is a small rural village in Nuapada district of Odisha, India. This village is located in one of the backward regions of India. The Samaleswari Self-Help Group was formed here by eleven poor women from a scheduled caste and scheduled tribe community who are seeking to create better lives for themselves, their families and their community. This group was formed in June 2014 to take a loan from Mahashakti Foundation for expansion of their small enterprises.

Sangita is a hardworking member of the group. She is 31 years old and married with three sons. The lady standing third from the left in the group photo is Sangita. Her children are studying in the local formal school.

Sangita has a tailoring business, along with a vegetable cultivation business. Both she and her husband manage these enterprises. She earns a monthly income of 4,000 INR, with which it is very hard to manage the domestic expenses of a five-member family along with a business venture. So, Sangita wants to increase her income by expanding her existing trades.

With the present loan, she is planning to purchase a new tailoring machine, needles, thread, lace and other necessary cloth for her tailoring unit, and fertilizer, pesticide and seeds for her vegetable cultivation farm. She hopes this investment will help her in the long run to give higher education to her children and construct a good house for her family.

The other ten members of her group are also running small enterprises such as a general store, vegetable cultivation and vending, etc.

In this group: Debaki , Eshtar , Golapi , Kia , Mithila , Prem , Premakanti , Rukmani , Sangita , Sumitra , Trbhama
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Loan details

Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: August 2, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Mahashakti Foundation
Expired: September 22, 2014

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Loan details

Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: August 2, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Mahashakti Foundation
Expired: September 22, 2014