Lingamma has three children and lives in a village in Rangapur, Warangal. She and her husband owned a small piece of land, but due to water scarcity was unable to turn it into an income producing property. Her husband was working as a day laborer but family needs forced him to begin borrowing money from loan sharks. He was unable to repay the debt and committed suicide leaving his wife and children in dire need.
Lingamma sold her land to pay the debts. However this left her struggling daily to meet family’s basic needs. A friend referred her to Empowered Poor. After discussing various options she was granted 10,000 Rupees ($225) loan which she used to purchase two pairs of goats with kids. Her plan is to sell their milk, breed them, and as they mature sell them for meat.