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Maa Mangala Self Help Group
In this Group: Sanjukta , Kiran , Bini , Malati , Sabitri , Anjali , Kholana , Kausalya , Pramila
In 1998, nine women from Khalibandha village stepped out and decided to build a secure future for their families. They formed a group named Maa Mangala Self Help Group. The members of Maa Mangala Self Help Group are all women from a district of Dhenkanal in Odisha, India.

One of them is Mrs. Sanjukta, who was selected as their president. The lady wearing a dark blue saree sitting in the middle of the front row is Sanjukta. Sanjukta is 35 years old and is staying with her husband and her only child. Her husband is a farmer and has been involved in the activity of cultivation for a long time.

Sanjukta got the idea of doing vegetable cultivation from her husband. She wanted to support her husband financially, so she started growing vegetables a few years back. This helped her in managing her household necessities. Initially, she started with growing only a few vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes and onions, but later on she grew bitter gourds, snake gourds, cucumbers, lady fingers and brinjal (eggplant).

She has very good relationship with her customers, as she sells fresh vegetables to them. Now she has a new idea to purchase some more land for cultivation, so that she can grow more vegetables at a large scale, for which she has requested a loan to purchase small plants, seeds, pesticides and fertilizers.

Sanjukta, along with her group, Maa Mangala Self Help Group, has requested a loan of 270,000 INR for enhancing their businesses.

Additional Information

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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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About India

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $4,281,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 54.3
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Maa Mangala Self Help Group's $4,975 loan helped a member to purchase small plants, seeds, pesticides and fertilizers for her vegetable growing business.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 20, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
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