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Maa Bhagabati Shg Group
In this Group: Mamata, Kamini, Bina, Sabitri, Minati, Sukanti, Sukanti, Basanti, Mira, Buli
Mamata, 35 years old, is married, has one child, and lives with him and her husband in a village that belongs to the Khurda district of Odisha, India. She has always worked in agriculture. She has been growing her own crops along with her husband for many years, since the area where they live is agricultural and apt for these crops. She grows potatoes, corn, beans and cabbage. She sells this produce in the local market. She has applied for this loan to keep her crops well maintained.

On this occasion, she, along with her group, is applying for this loan of 250,000 INR. She will use her portion to buy seeds, fertilizer, insecticide, and herbicide for her crops and to have better harvests. Her goal is to increase the income for her family.

She belongs to the "Maa bhagabati SHG" self help group, which is made up of 10 members. In the photo, the lady standing with raised hand is Mamata. They all make their living in potato farming in the area and live in the same community.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is specifically designed for People's Forum's vulnerable clients, including family members of leprosy patients, people who are physically challenged and third gender individuals. By funding this loan, you are supporting low income individuals in India who are excluded for gender or health reasons. 

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 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
  • 36
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $5,654,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 61.5
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Maa Bhagabati Shg Group's $4,075 loan helped a member to buy seeds, fertilizer, insecticide, herbicide and other items for her crops.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 9, 2014
Jan 21, 2014
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