Education Loan | Karnataka
Venkatamma and Vijayalakshmi are farmers from one of the most disadvantaged districts in India - Mehboobnagar, Telangana. Along with other small and marginalized farmers in Hasnabad and Angadi Raichur, they formed their own Farmer Producer Company in 2012 and received dedicated support from Access Livelihoods Consulting (ALC) India, a Rang De Field Partner. Listen to them explain how the formation of their producer company four years ago helped them eliminate the role of exploitative money lenders and middlemen.
Hasnabad Farmer Services Producer Company was set up in the year 2012 to collectivise small and marginal women farmers, located in Kodangal block of Mahabubnagar district, and to build a community owned professionally run company that would directly improve the livelihood and income of the member farmers. Kodangal block is well known for its gram cultivation, especially red gram. Hasnabad Producer Company has been promoted by our partner organisation, Access Livelihood Consulting, which is located in Hyderabad. The Hasnabad PC has more than 700 members and requires a loan of Rs. 10 lakhs to purchase fertilisers and seeds at wholesale prices. These will then be distributed to the member farmers at cost thereby significantly reducing the cost of input supplies for the individual farmers. Additionally a portion of the loan amount would be given to the farmers to manage their inter cropping expenses. Do lend support to this group of hard working women farmers who have slowly and steadily been growing their company. Your contribution will enable them to escape the debt trap and reap a greener harvest this year.
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