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Tuna is a differently-abled 23-year-old single man. He lives with his parents in Odisha, India.

He has been operating a small bicycle repair store, which is the only source of income for the family. It is a profitable project, but also not enough to cover all the costs of the family's needs. His monthly income is 3,000 INR.

He currently has the skills and equipment to do good repairs and replacements but not the required spare parts for replacement. He has to travel almost 5 kilometers for a good spare part.

He is requesting a loan of 25,000 INR to cover the costs of purchasing the necessary spare parts used for repairing bicycles and motorbikes. This will provide Tuna with a varied collection of spare parts, which will help to increase his income and improve the family's living standard.

Additional Information

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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
  • 41
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $5,655,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 54.8
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $475 helped Tuna to purchase spare parts used for bicycle repairs.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 22, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
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