As Mushroom cultivation helped them earn a good amount. In this way they earned a good income and had a good saving even after repaying the monthly installment of Annapurna Microfinance without any delay. With the support of Annapurna the group members were given training on coir craft. Now they are making the home decorate toys like horse, elephant, tree, house etc. and selling their products in different exhibitions and fairs like Khurda Mohotsava, SisirSarasa etc. For purchasing the raw materials they now have availed a loan of Rs. 1, 62,000from Annapurna.
The women have exhibited their enterprise skills and now have involved themselves in two different economic activities i: e Coir crafts and Mushroom cultivation which was something for them. In the coming months they are interested in trying their hand in doing floriculture.
These activities havegiving an additionalincome to the family so that they are living in a standard life andthey are enhancing their saving habits through which they are not begging in front of their husband for money and they are able to convey quality education to their children and maintain a sustainable livelihood.