Susanta is a 24-year-old physically challenged person living with his parents and his elder brother. He has a variety shop in his village. He has ten years of experience in this business. His brother assists him in purchasing the goods for his shop. He sells betel, biscuits and wafers, spices, lentils, and cooking oil, and earns 5,000 INR per month from this business.
There is another betel shop in his village to compete with this shop. The total population of this village is 700, and the people depend on these two shops for their household goods. Susanta is not able to reach the growing demand in the present scenario.
He wants to purchase more stock and a variety of spices, oil, and personal care merchandise like shampoos, detergents, and toothpaste than he is selling right now. He also wants to purchase more variety of chocolates and wafers. He has requested a loan of 20,000 INR to add to his shop some more stock of what he sells.
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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.