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A young man of 21, Bhagirathi lives with his parents and is the sole provider for his family. The family lives in the rural area of Odisha, an eastern state of India.

Bhagirathi owns a general shop in his village selling a variety of products such as betel, snacks, electric bulbs, etc. He applied for a 30,000 Indian rupee loan to diversify his products to meet the different demands of his customers. By purchasing more household products for his shop, Bhagirathi hopes to increase his profit and improve the conditions of his family.

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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.

About India

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $4,573,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 53.4
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD