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Ann Adishakti Mahila Self Help Group
In this Group: Pratima, Rajashri, Kalpana, Binodini, Manjulata, Ullash, Kushuma, Mandakini, Purnashri, Ahalya, Kunilata
Pratima is a 42-year-old lady living with her husband and one child. She owns and manages a dairy farm where she has a few cows and buffaloes. She sells five litres of milk per day and earns 3,000 Indian rupees (INR) per month. Her monthly income is very small for a family of three persons. She wants to purchase two Jersey cows for her farm, as demand for cow's milk is high in her village. She also has a plan to repair the shed for her cattle and make it bigger.

Pratima, along with her group members, has requested a loan of 165,000 INR. She will use her portion of the loan for purchasing two cows and renovating the shed. In the future, she wants to expand her farm and sell more milk products like yogurt, butter, etc. She has a dream to give a quality life to her family and save some money for her child's future. All the members of this group are engaged in the dairy business.

Additional Information

Important note about this loan

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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

  • $4,000
    Average annual income
  • 164
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $5,194,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 64.4
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Ann Adishakti Mahila Self Help Group's $2,575 loan helped a member to pay for purchasing two cows and renovating the cattle shed.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jul 30, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
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