Satyabhama is 24 years old, a physically-challenged lady living with her parents and two siblings. She is a hardworking person and has developed a good rapport with her neighbors through her small business. She runs a betel shop where she sells incense sticks, detergents, bathing soaps, tobacco, etc.
Satyabhama is an active woman. She works hard to provide financial assistance to her father. She needs to refill her stock every three days by travelling to the nearest wholesale market in the village.
Satyabhama requested a loan of 20,000 INR through which she will purchase more supplies and a variety of soap, detergents, hair oil, and toothpaste for her shop. This will help her to reduce her transportation and buying costs, increasing her margin on the merchandise. She aspires to save enough money to make her future secure.
Important note about this loan
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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.