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Rahima is a 29-year-old differently able lady living with her parents and her children in a village in Odisha, India. She runs a grocery shop where she sells lentils, rice, edible oil, wheat flour, spices, salt, biscuits, etc. She has very good relations with her customers. She earns 5,000 INR from this shop, which is not enough for her family to survive.

She has a plan to add more stock of what she sells to her shop plus a few more products like hair oil, shampoo, potatoes, onions, etc. Rahima has requested a loan of 30,000 INR to purchase more stock of what she sells and the new products that are mentioned above. She says that doing so will attract more customers as she would be able to fulfill the maximum demands of her customers and will increase her client base.

She has a dream of having her children well educated and saving some money for their future.

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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.

About India

  • $4,000
    Average annual income
  • 172
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $5,192,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 55.0
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $550 helped Rahima to purchase hair oil, shampoo, potatoes, onions, lentils, wheat flour, etc. for her grocery shop.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 22, 2012
Dec 25, 2012
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