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Funded
$ 523.30

Still Requires
$ 667.11

Kavita Laxman and Group
from Delhi, Delhi

Purpose : To buy submersible pump and water tank

Kavita Laxman, (standing second from right) Jaini Nabilal and 3 other women from the JJ Colony in Savda-Ghevra, a resettled slum colony in Delhi have formed a JLG and are together seeking a loan of Rs 75000. They want to buy submersible pumps and water tanks for household use. The current water supply via Delhi Jal Board tankers is inadequate and long queues frequently breaking out into fights are a common occurrence. Kavita Laxman earns approximately Rs 6000 a month by doing manual labour. Her husband is a plumber and makes up to...  Read more


Funded
$ 535.98

Still Requires
$ 659.82

Anju Khataun and Group
from Nowgong, Madhya Pradesh

Purpose : To expand small businesses like tailoring units and agricultural produce stores

Five women from Chhatarpur district in Madhya Pradesh have come together to expand their small businesses which include tailoring units and grocery stores. This will enable them to add to the existing monthly income of their families and secure the future of their children. Anju (standing first from left) owns a tailoring unit and she has one child. Her family earns a monthly income of Rs. 4000 and save Rs.600 every month. She intends to expand her tailoring centre by adding another sewing machine. Sarojini wants to expand the items i...  Read more


Funded
$ 437.28

Still Requires
$ 229.34

Amudha and Group
from Musiri, Tamil Nadu

Purpose : To improve sanitation facilities in their homes by installing toilets

Amudha, standing in the middle, has formed a self-help group with her friends in Musiri, in the rural part of Karur, in Tamil Nadu. All 3 group members work hard to support their families and save diligently. However, their finances are not adequate for them to access basic necessities like toilets in their homes. They have to trek long distances at dawn to use the fields to relieve themselves. These unsanitary practices make them vulnerable to infections, and the lack of privacy exposes them to molestation or worse. Access to a t...  Read more


Funded
$ 163.94

Still Requires
$ 1,026.51

Monika Ajay and Group
from Delhi, Delhi

Purpose : To buy a submersible pump and water tank

Savda-Ghevra, which is 40 km away from Delhi, is home to Monika Ajay (second from left in the photo) and four other women. What is unique about Savda-Ghevra and these women is the fact that they have to struggle every day for one of the most basic human needs – access to water. Monika, Dhanno, Rajeshdevi, Premvati and Soniya have to stand in queues for hours together for their turn at filling buckets of water from the Delhi Jal Board tanker – a tanker which arrives at an erratic schedule every day. They wish to invest in a submersi...  Read more


Funded
$ 172.65

Still Requires
$ 1,255.90

Naz Tohid and Group
from Delhi, Delhi

Purpose : To buy a submersible pump and a water tank

Naz Tohid, standing third from left and other women have come together as a JLG and they want a group loan of Rs 90,000. Each wants a loan of Rs 15,000 to buy a submersible pump and a water tank. The group resides in Savda-Ghevra in Delhi. Delhi Jal Board supplies water to the colony through tankers everyday. However the supply is erratic, especially in the summer and monsoon months. People also break out in daily squabbles in the long queues. Naz is a young mother and also does minor stitiching and embroidery at home. She will b...  Read more


Funded
$ 124.31

Still Requires
$ 193.12

Sagarika Kanhar
from BBSR-Khandagiri, Odisha

Purpose : To fund her higher education

Sagarika Kanhar is an 18 year old resident of Bhubaneswar Odisha. Sagarika has completed her schooling and is now pursuing a Bachelor's Degree from Ramadevi College. Her mother, Pratima, is doing the saree business.The other members of her family include her father and two siblings. Their household monthly income is only Rs.8000 which is insufficient to meet even their daily needs in a big city like Bhubaneshwar. But Pratima being ambitious to provide her children with a good education so as to enable them to lead better lives. To...  Read more


Funded
$ 292.27

Still Requires
$ 898.17

Swapana Mukharji and Group
from Chandmari, Assam

Purpose : To purchase gold items,food items, tailoring materials, clothes and vegetables for their business

Swapana, (standing first from left) Prabha, Dalimi, Sibani, and Rekha are from Kushalnagar village in the Kamrup district in Assam. Most of them are married and have children. They supplement their family incomes by running micro enterprises at an individual level. These women have got together and decided to take the help offered by YVU Microfin, Milaap’s partner to get loans to expand their businesses. They lack the funds necessary to buy raw materials and setup their small scale businesses. For example, Swapana needs extra cap...  Read more


Funded
$ 634.88

Still Requires
$ 564.23

Valarmathi and Group
from Musiri, Tamil Nadu

Purpose : To start their own micro enterprise in kundhan Jewelry and wire bag making

Valermathi Deenadhayalan is a 52-year-old woman from Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu. In the picture she is the woman standing first from the left in a red saree. With the other women she started a group and follows a training from GMF about having your own micro enterprise. Milaaps field partner GMF offers women training and helps them launch a micro enterprise. Valermathi chose to train in kundhan jewel making. After the training, she expects an income of Rs. 1,275 from her business. Her current family income of Rs. 12,000 is barel...  Read more


Funded
$ 452.33

Still Requires
$ 579.36

Radha Bai Ahiwar and Group
from Badamalhara, Madhya Pradesh

Purpose : To purchase additional inventory for kirana shops, renovate saloon and buy motorpump for agriculture

Radha Bai Ahiwar, Bebi Raja Parmar, Seema Sen, Radha Bai Sen and Mankuwar Kushwaha formed this group in the village of Ghinouchi in Bada Malhara in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. Radha standing first from right ids the group leader. This group is a part of a loan center nurtured by Samhita. This group needs a loan of Rs.65,000 which they will repay in one year in monthly installments. Radha bai has a small part of agricultural land and she needs this loan to buy a motor pump for irrigation. Bebi and Mankunwar run kirana st...  Read more


Funded
$ 169.67

Still Requires
$ 258.88

Lipsa Nayak
from BBSR-Khandagiri, Odisha

Purpose : To fund class 2 education

Lipsa Nayak is studying in class 2 in Kendra Vidyalaya Bhubanesawr. She is staying with her parents at H.B Colony, Baramunda, and Bhubaneswar. Her mother Nilima is doing the saree business and earns around Rs.8,000 per month. Together the household income totally relies on their unsatisfactory income, which sometimes leads to hardship for school and tuition fees payment on time for her children. For that she applies a loan of Rs. 20,000 to MSF a field partner of Milaap. Your support will not only help Lipsa to take a loan in chea...  Read more