Perpattal is 40 years old poor lady lives with her husband and 4 children in Helen Nager a small coastal village. Her husband is a sick man does not do any job. The burden of running her family was kept on her shoulder. She joined in our group and she was not even able to pay her monthly savings due to the poverty which was killing her but she was regular to the group meetings and effectively participated.
She expressed her real situation and willingness to get institutional loan to start a petty shop in her village. She was given Rs. 15,000 with this she has put up a small petty shop attached to her house. She not only sales grocery item rather Visiting this group regularly our staffs motivated them to have some IGP programme. Our evaluation team graded this group and found they were active, eager and the accounts maintenance was well done. The team recommended this group for loan. Analyzing the local resources the members had discussion within themselves to start a handle making unit. For the time 8 members were given Rs. 48,000 per each Rs. 6000. With that initial amount they started a small handle making unit in a house. And for second time 6 members were given Rs. 90,000 per each Rs. 15,000 as loan. This amount was also invested in the handle making unit. Now all the members involve themselves in preparing handles. If one kilogramme handle is made they earn Rs. 30 and they expressed that these days they are able to earn Rs. 1,000 per month and they are sure to earn more in the seasons. A member is able to make 5 kilograms per day that means a member can earn Rs. 150 per day. With this income the day today needs are fulfilled and amount is spent for their children school needs and medical. They too express their gratitude towards you and they will ever remain grateful to you.
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