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Tribal families in Mokro and Tetar Village in Gumla
from Basia, Jharkhand

Purpose : To fund a solar powered microgrid in their village

95 tribal families from Mokro, a remote village located in Gumla administrative block, Jharkhand have come together to set up their own village solar grid. With the solar grid, they want to power solar lights, fans, TV sets and mobiles at home, and fulfill productive power needs. The residents of this village have only 3-4 hours electricity per day. They burn kerosene wick lamps for light after sunset. When kerosene stocks run out, they live in darkness. The village has got small irrigation pumps and two rice hullers which are being p...  Read more


Funded
$ 1,727.38

Still Requires
$ 1,302.67

Kundan Rai
from Mumbai-City, Maharashtra

Purpose : To pay for his mother's heart bypass surgery

Kundan Rai earns for his family by operating a medical store in a town called Nalasopara in Maharashtra. He is 28 years of age and lives in a rented house with his mother and two brothers. They have been living in the house since the past three years. Lately, his mother, 49-year-old Hiramoti Rai, started having chest pain. After consultation and angiography, it was revealed that she has multiple blockages in her arteries. A coronary artery bypass surgery is the only solution at this point. She is admitted in Ashwini Hospital in Nalaso...  Read more


Funded
$ 682.92

Still Requires
$ 771.51

Geeta Rakesh Jamre and Group
from Badwani, Madhya Pradesh

Purpose : To fund animal husbandry and grocery businesses

Geeta (standing rightmost) belongs to a small village in Badwani district of Madhya Pradesh. She is 21 years old and married. Her husband's earnings are currently the sole source of income for the family and helps them cover their household expenses. To supplement his income, Geeta wants to start a small animal-husbandry business at home. She wants to buy few goats in the beginning and gradually expand the business by buying more goats and cows. But buying goats and creating a stable for them requires a considerable capital. With thei...  Read more


Funded
$ 424.31

Still Requires
$ 1,393.81

Sili Behera and Group
from BBSR-Khandagiri, Odisha

Purpose : To expand her sewing business

There are many small scale businesses in rural India but, it is hard for them to expand and make real profit. Why? Investment is needed and most do not have the capital to expand. Six strong women from Mahaveer Basti, Bhubaneswar, Odisha have formed a SHG named Ananya with the purpose of expanding their businesses. 26 year old Sili is the leader of the group, sitting in front of her sewing machine with her hand raised. Sili has been a tailor for 4 years. She lives with her husband and school-going child. Her monthly household incom...  Read more


Funded
$ 87.72

Still Requires
$ 215.28

Pratima Bayen
from Mayureshwar, West Bengal

Purpose : To buy goats and expand her animal husbandry business

Pratima is a 34 year old married woman from Kamarhati village in Birbaum district of West Bengal. She also wants to be financially stable and support her husband. She is engaged in an animal husbandry business. She purchases goat kids and after rearing and fattening, resells them to the local butcher's shops. Now she wants to grow her animal husbandry business for better income. So she seeks a loan of Rs. 20,000 from Sreejan (Milaap's field partner) to invest in her business. She expects her monthly income to increase by Rs. 1,000. Sh...  Read more


Funded
$ 176.49

Still Requires
$ 1,338.63

Namita Samal and Group
from BBSR-Khandagiri, Odisha

Purpose : To purchase sewing machines and grocery items to start small businesses

Namita hails from the village of Khurda in Odisha. Just like the other women in her village she supports her family by doing whatever she can, working as a tailor. However her entire family of 4 subsists on Rs10,000 a month, leaving them with very little savings. As a result, the family savings are very low. She also wishes to send her children to better schools. However she needs to increase her income. Hence, she wishes to buy a sewing machine and start a tailoring business that will supplement her family income. Following her examp...  Read more


Funded
$ 220.41

Still Requires
$ 1,143.18

Ranjita Devi Tongbram and Group
from Nambol Branch, Manipur

Purpose : To expand their weaving business and sell more Mekhalas, bed sheets, etc.

Ranjita has applied for a loan to expand her weaving business. She makes a monthly income of Rs. 3,600 at present. Now she wants financial help to expand her business so she can earn better. She plans to sell sarees, bed sheets, mekhalas, etc. Ranjita lives in a small village in Manipur. She is a mother of two children - two sons, and together, the household of 4 works hard to sustain on a monthly income of barely Rs. 7760. Ranjita has joined hands with four other women from her village. They have all come together to apply for a g...  Read more


Funded
$ 98.46

Still Requires
$ 1,174.24

Sumitra Behera and Group
from BBSR-Khandagiri, Odisha

Purpose : To expand their businesses by buying more items for sale

Sumitra Behera leads a group of 6 active ladies from Purnima Gate, Bhubaneswar. She is about 46 years old and lives with her small family. She has been running a grocery business in her locality with the help of her husband. Through the business, she earns a monthly income of Rs. 10,000. This goes into funding the household expenses. To get sufficient surplus to reinvest in the business is practically impossible. So she formed a group with like minded women and has applied for a group loan. With the loan, Sumitra plans to purchase ...  Read more


Funded
$ 190.36

Still Requires
$ 112.63

Purnima Dhibar
from Mayureshwar, West Bengal

Purpose : To buy materials for centring business

Purnima is 28-year-old woman from Pukurpara village in Birbhum district of West Bengal. She is married and has two young school-going children. Her husband has a small business in which he provides centring materials on rent. Centring involves making a false structure out of bamboo poles and wooden blocks over which construction is done. The structure is removed after the construction and the materials can be reused 3-4 times. He also works as a helping hand with a mason when jobs are available. The family has a small plot of land whi...  Read more


Funded
$ 136.33

Still Requires
$ 1,681.81

Urbasi Pradhan and Group
from BBSR-Khandagiri, Odisha

Purpose : To purchase stationery items and other raw materials for the expansion of their business

6 energetic ladies from Baramunda, Bhubaneswar formed a group named Sanket with an objective of developing their businesses as well as their livelihood. All the members of this group have their own profession and business. Urbasi Pradhan leads this group of women. She is about 33 years old and lives with her small family. She has been running a store with her husband. Through the store, they earn a monthly income of Rs.10, 000. With this income they find it hard to keep up with rising prices. To further invest in their business is...  Read more