Baby, from Ter village in the Osmanabad district, Maharasthra
After receiving livelihoods and entrepreneurial training, Baby wanted to start her own sari retail shop, but was faced with a lack of funds to cover initial startup costs. The overcome her financial hurdle, Baby decided to take a loan from SSK through her SHG, amounting to Rs. 90,000. Once the loan was approved and disbursed Baby received Rs. 15,000 of the total loan amount (Rs. 90,000) for her own business venture, with the remaining distributed to the other SHG members for separate livelihood and enterprise initiatives and activities.
Chimabai, from Tandulwadi village in the Solapur District, Maharashtra
Chimabai resides in Tandulwadi, which is 18 km away from Solapur. She studied up to 5th standard and was married 15 years ago. Her family of six was dependent on her husband’s income from working in a private company as cloth stitcher.