Prabhat Kumar is a 28-year-old differently able man living with his parents in the village of Nayagarh, Odisha. His father is a farmer. He owns a small grocery store at his house where he sells detergents, shampoos, spices, toffees, rice, lentils, wafers, edible oil etc. earning 5,000 INR per month from his shop. This is the only source of income for the family. Prabhat Kumar has been working hard to take care of his parents.
He plans to buy more stock and variety of spices, oil, personal care merchandise like shampoos, detergents, and toothpaste that he is selling right now and more variety of chocolates and wafers, for which he has requested for a loan of 25,000 INR. He says that doing so will increase his family's income and he will be able to save some money for future uncertainties.
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.