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Shreekhetra Self Help Group
In this Group: Namita , Subasini , Santilata , Sakuntala , Sujana , Ranjukta , Basanti , Rajalami , Ranjukta
Namita is a 34-year-old lady. She lives with her husband and two children. Namita runs her terracotta business with the help of her husband. She learned this work from her family. She makes earthen pots and statues of gods and paints them. She supplies those finished products to the dealers in the market. She plans to expand her business, appoint new work staff to help her, and to own a shop in the marketplace for direct sale of the product to customers. She needs a loan to buy more resources like paints, brushes, clay and ornaments for statues of Indian God and Goddess and to set up her own shop in the market. She wants to give her children a better education and let her family live a happy life. Namita is requesting the loan in a group of nine members. All the members are women and all of them live in the same community. They named their group Shreekhetra Self Help Group and they are situated in the Khurda district of Odisha, India.

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
  • 110
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $5,430,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 54.8
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Shreekhetra Self Help Group's $4,125 loan helped a member to purchase paints, brushes, clay and ornaments for her terracotta work.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 6, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
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