Gatikrusna is a 27-year-old physically-challenged person living with his parents, two brothers and a sister-in-law. He owns and manages a variety shop where he sells biscuits, grains, onions, potatos, pickles, edible oil, etc. He earns 3,000 Indian rupees (INR) per month.
Gatikrusna wants to increase his inventory by purchasing more stock of what he sells and to introduce a new product line of soft drinks in his shop. He says that there is no other shop which sells soft drinks in his village so, by selling soft drinks, he will be able to increase his customer base.
Gatikrusna has requested a loan of 30,000 INR for purchasing more stock and a refrigerator to keep soft drinks in. He has a dream of replacing his house made up of mud with a concrete house.
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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.