Jayanta Ku is a physically challenged person, aged 30. He lives with his parents, wife and his two children who are in school. He owns and manages a variety shop where he sells betel, packaged food (like biscuits, cake, etc.), soap of different brands, detergent, shampoo and personal care products (like talcum powder, face wash, body lotion, etc.) Because there is only one variety shop in his village, all the villagers are depending on his shop, but he cannot meet the customers' demand.
He requested a loan of 25,000 INR to purchase more stock of the products he sells now. And he wants to add some new varieties of products like cooking oil, lentils, noodles, etc. He hopes to give a better standard of living to his family and provide better education for his children.
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.