Bhagaban is a 36-year-old differently abled person staying with his wife and two children. He has a tea and food stall in his village.
Bhagaban sells tea, some local snacks like samosa (fried dough stuffed with potato curry), idli (popular recipe of south Indian origin made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils and rice), wada (lentil doughnut), etc. He earns 4,500 INR per month, which is used for his household expenditures. His wife helps him in his business by purchasing the raw materials and preparing the snacks.
He wants to repair his food stall and purchase some furniture (benches, tables) to seat his customers; also to buy utensils like plates, spoons, etc., which will attract customers and will increase his monthly income.
Bhagaban has requested a loan of 30,000 INR to fulfill his above requirements and purchase raw materials for preparing food items. He says in this way, he can earn 6,000 to 7,000 INR per month, and he would be able to construct a house and save money for his children’s bright future.
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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.