Rashmi Ranjan is a 36-year-old differently able person living with his wife and two children who are in schooling.
He is involved in the activity of selling home decorative items and jewelery made of pearl, beads, stones, etc., near the beach in the sacred town of Odisha, India. He purchases these items from the suppliers who are in the nearby villages and he makes a few of the products like necklaces, bracelets, hair bands, etc.
Rashmi Ranjan roams the beach and sells his product to the tourists and visitors.
He has applied for a loan of 20,000 INR for purchasing more stock of what he sells and a few more things like materials (beads, threads, glue, ribbons, glitter, etc.) for preparing necklaces, bracelets, etc.
He says that doing so will increase his monthly income and he would be able to send his children to a good school and save some money for their future.
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.