Borrowers Message

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These borrowers in the video are from West Bengal and they have probably never been in front of the camera before this video was taken. So when I asked them what they had to say about how the loan had benefited them and what message they wanted to give to the lenders and Milaap, some were shy and couldn’t say anything; some were confused...

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How Selvarani of Trichy is scripting her inspiring story in style

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During the course of a field visit and amidst the back to back meetings with borrowers, one finds a familiar pattern of life stories emerge, each unique in its own way. Yet, every once in a while, there’s a life story, a meeting, a person that stands out and their magnetic story deserves a more nuanced telling. Our meeting with Selvarani was...

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Looking to get out of your comfort zone? Sumathi’s story will inspire you

In a day that saw us interact with five borrowers, Soorampatty village was our last stop, where we were scheduled to meet Sumathi. It was high noon when we arrived in the village and the streets wore a deserted look. Sumathi, the proprietor of a ‘petty store’, a local store that sells household conveniences, had downed the store’s shutters...

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Mr. & Mrs. Thangpuii’s tale of hope.

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The first thing that struck me when I met Thangpuii, a 62 years old woman was her hopeful eyes. She had dashed out of her vegetable shop to wave at us when she saw us passing by. The little shop was adorned with colourful, fresh vegetables as people in Mizoram love colours on their plates. There was a small wooden house carefully kept at a corner...

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Solar is the way

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It has been more than six months for me as a Milaap fellow in the state of Bihar. I have been travelling and meeting people (Borrowers) and witnessing the changes brought by Milaap loans in their lives.  During this period I met hundreds of borrowers and could easily see the changes happened in their lives after they chose to go the solar way...

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