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Mahalaxmi Group
In this Group: Pushpabati, Sagarika
Pushpabati, aged about 52, is a member of a group from Bissam Cuttack town situated in Rayagada district of Odisha state in India. Her family is comprised of three members, she and her two sons aged 31 and 34. The member standing on the right with raised hand is Pushpabati. At present her two sons are running an electronics items shop in her locality. She is a very active lady who wants some extra income out of her own efforts.

Pushpabati got her first loan from Mahashakti during 2010. It is the third time she is taking out a loan for development of her existing business. At present, her family income is about Rs.10,000 per month.

To improve her living conditions and to earn some extra income, she wants to access a loan. From the loan she will purchase a fridge, TV, a cooler and other electronics items for her shop. She has a dream to expand her business and wants to be a wholesaler in her small town by maintaining different varieties of items.

The other member is Sagarika, with a fast food centre in the town.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

Mahashakti Foundation focuses its work in some of the most underdeveloped districts in Odisha, characterized by poor infrastructure and high levels of poverty. By supporting this loan, you are enabling access to finance for women living in some of India's poorest and most remote areas.

Important note about this loan

Due to Indian government regulations, if you fund this loan, you will not be repaid for at least 3 years. This borrower will likely repay your loan much sooner than that, in which case, the Field Partner may re-loan your funds to help other local borrowers. We want you to be aware of this minimum 3-year waiting period and the associated risks before making a loan to Indian borrowers on Kiva. Learn More >

About Mahashakti Foundation

Mahashakti Foundation is a public charitable trust that provides microfinance and development services in the low-income state of Odisha. Operating in the poorest region of India, the organization strives to serve rural communities, tribal groups and others living on less than USD$1 a day. In addition to microcredit, it also provides micro-savings and micro-insurance products, as well as business development, health, water and sanitation, and food security services.

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
  • 36
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $5,640,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 62.1
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Mahalaxmi Group's $1,550 loan helped a member to purchase a fridge, TV, and a cooler and other electronics items for her shop.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 17, 2013
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