Omm Sirini Sai SHG
OmmSirini Sai Self Help Group is one of the active groups of Balipatna branch of Khurda District. The group currently has eleven members. The members wanted to help their families financially and Annapurna Finance (the then Annapurna Microfinance) assisted them in same by providing a Group Loan. In the words of a group member Mrs. Tikina Raut, they started making toys and showpieces out of coconut coir and with the timely financialassistance provided by Annapurna Finance, they scaled uptheir business further. They have proper market linkage to the product, as they are highly demanded in local fairs and festivals, especially in Shri Jagannath Rathyatra at Puri. After repayment of the current loan, all members want to enter in another loan cycle to further strengthen their business. Their story encourages other women of the society to be the leaders and transform the lives.