I met Sabita on 17th January in her village Mahavir Basti in Baramunda sub urban area of Bhubaneshwar. She has been doing tailoring work in the locality she resides. The woman sitting on the right in the picture is Sabita. She is a member of Khush JLG and has been associated with the microfinance institution for the last 5 to 6 years. She had received the education loan from Milaap for funding the school education of her son Sunil. She said that she had a very positive experience in dealing with Milaap field partner and expressed her gratitude to Milaap. With the help of the loan she has been able to pay fees and buy study material which has ensured that her son’s education doesn’t get hampered due to financial constriction. On being asked what if they would have approached the bank for financial help, she said that the villager don’t have the land right where there houses have been built though they have been staying in the village for last 25 years. Without land ownership, it would have been very difficult to get through the formalities of the banks. Sabita expects to avail the Milaap loan facilities in future as well if the necessity arises.
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