Pramila is a 21-year-old unmarried girl living with her parents and two brothers. She is engaged in running a variety store where she sells potatoes, tomatoes, grains, wheat flour, biscuits, kerosene oil (cooking and lighting fuel), bread, toffees, wafers, etc. Her father helps her in bringing stock for her shop from the market. She dropped out of school just to help her father financially and help him in managing her family.
She has requested a loan amount of 30,000 INR for repairing her shop and for purchasing more stock of the goods she sells. She has a dream: to have her brothers study in a good school and save some money for her marriage to reduce some burden from her father's shoulders.
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About People's Forum
People’s Forum is a development organization based in Odisha, India that provides affordable loan products and support services to women. The organization distinguishes itself by reaching out to particularly marginalized groups, including leprosy-affected families, widows, single mothers, and disabled persons. People’s Forum will harness Kiva’s flexible, zero-interest capital to serve even more borrowers in one of the poorest regions of India.
A loan of $550 helped Pramila to pay for purchasing potatoes, tomatoes, grains, wheat flour, biscuits, kerosene oil (cooking and lighting fuel), bread, toffees, wafers, etc. and for repairing her shop.