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Udyogini

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Location : Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan

Founded in : 03-11-2008

Founder : Ms. Vanitha Vishwanath

About Udyogini

Udyogini is a non-profit institution established in 1992 by the World Bank to provide capacity building support to NGOs in promoting women entrepreneurship. Till date Udyogini has built knowledge & skills of teams of about 200+ Non-profits to help more than 2,00,000 rural women in various parts of India to engage in micro-enterprises. Currently, Udyogini is working in 5 low income states viz. Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand to impart customized quality business services to enable rural women to build knowledge, skills and attitude to engage in farm, forest, livestock and non-farm based products to earn and grow as well as to take on the differential roles the market expects and to manage the competition that the market engenders. In last ten years, Udyogini has helped 25000 women producers to double their income.

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In Narayanganj, Madhya Pradesh, 30-year-old Sita Bai grinds grain into flour for a living. She is the proprietor of a small establishment that has been set up as an extension of her home. In this way, she is able to manage her household duties and attend to customers as well. The business is looked after by either Sita Bai or her husband, Gyan Singh, as both are engaged in other income-earning activities.

Gyan Singh divides his time between daily wage labour, farming and helping his wife.

Sita Bai has been running this business for the past two years. Previously she used to operate her mill with a diesel engine and realised that it was costing more to run it. Although her business was doing well, Sita Bai earned a lower profit since she was spending money on diesel. She and her husband wanted to switch to using an electric motor but could not afford to make the investment since they had no savings.

Like many people in her community, Sita Bai did not trust banks and always assumed that they charged more than moneylenders. Although she had a bank account, it was only used occasionally for withdrawals. When Gyan Singh heard that Rang De was offering affordable loans for livelihood improvement, he convinced his wife to apply for one for a sum of Rs.10000.

Evaluated By : Arvind Mamgain

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The village of Chakdehi is located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. It is home to some of our borrowers whom we met on a recent field audit. Many of the local people here earn a living by engaging in multiple activities for a short period of time.

Nandani Bai is one such woman we met who has tried her hand at different livelihoods over the past few years. She and her husband Bhanju used to keep hens but their little poultry farm did not fare very well. When most of the chicks fell ill and died, the couple decided to shut shop. They went on to brick-making which brought in a small income that helped support their family.

Nandani, like her husband, used to work as a MGNREGA labourer but stopped going out for work with the birth of her son. She heard about Ujas, Udyogini’s cooperative office and paid a visit to understand what they were offering for those who wished to establish or expand livelihoods.

Evaluated By : Arvind Mamgain

Partnership Summary

Total No. of Loans 525
Total amount disbursed Rs.4,683,000
Expected repayment so far Rs.1,706,709
Amount repaid Rs.2,963,791
Amount delayed Rs.0
Amount defaulted Rs.12,500

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Aruna Marabi

Grocery Store | Madhya Pradesh

5,100

Raised

4900

Still Need

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Bisarti Bai

Grocery Store | Madhya Pradesh

5,100

Raised

4900

Still Need

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Sangita Bai

Grocery Store | Madhya Pradesh

5,100

Raised

4900

Still Need

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