Omm Sairam Self Help Group
Bijuli lives with her husband, their two small children, and her husband’s parents in the village. Her husband works at the local grocery shop while she tends to the children, as they are too young for school. As they are growing, however, they can take care of themselves a little more, and Bijuli has more time. She would now like to go into business to help contribute to the growing family expenses.
For this reason, she is taking a loan to start growing vegetables, particularly ladies’ fingers or orchra, which is really popular in her town. She is excited for this loan and the opportunity to go into business. She says, “Thank you, Kiva” for giving her this opportunity.
The other women in Bijuli’s group are also engaged in small agricultural businesses or run shops in the village market. They will use their loans to improve their businesses and help provide for their families.
Important note about this loanDue 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 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.
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