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Tapan is a 24-year-old physically challenged person. He is unmarried. He lives with his parents and siblings. He has a small variety store in his village. He sells food items like rice, lentils, pickles, salt, wafers, chocolates, spices, etc. He has to travel every three days to the nearest market in town to get more stock. He wants to reinvest in his variety store so that he can stock up on inventory at his shop to meet the demand of the local people and reduce his transportation and buying cost. This will increase his earning capacity.

Tapan has requested a loan of 30,000 INR to purchase more items of what he is selling right now and add more variety to his product line and more stock of the goods for his variety shop so he can grow his business.

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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.

About India

  • $4,000
    Average annual income
  • 25
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $5,655,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 54.2
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $575 helped Tapan to pay for purchasing rice, lentils, pickles, salt, wafers, chocolates, spices, etc., for his variety shop.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
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