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Maa Birajai Self Help Group
In this Group: Pitei, Bilasini , Shantilata , Dukhi , Haribas , Magi , Kuni , Minati, Meghi , Damayanti , Kumari , Kuni
Maa Birajai Self Help Group is located in the village of Hatabradihi in Odisha, India, and has 12 members. All members are women. As a group, they have supported and encouraged each other to save and improve their financial circumstances. Pitei is the President of the group and is standing in the front wearing a purple saree.

Pitei, 48, lives with her husband and their two school-aged children in a humble home. Pitei’s husband works as a fisherman in Chilika Lake. To help supplement income for their family, Pitei prepares and dries the fish to sell in the village market. A loan from Kiva lenders will help her purchase fishing net and a storage box to sell more fish and increase her profit.

Additional Information

Important note about this loan

Due to Indian government regulations, if you fund this loan, you will not be repaid for at least 3 years. This borrower will likely repay your loan much sooner than that, in which case, the Field Partner may re-loan your funds to help other local borrowers. We want you to be aware of this minimum 3-year waiting period and the associated risks before making a loan to Indian borrowers on Kiva. Learn More >

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About India

  • $4,000
    Average annual income
  • 155
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $5,195,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 52.8
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Maa Birajai Self Help Group's $5,475 loan helped a member to pay for purchasing fishing net and a storage box.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 9, 2012
Listed
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible