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Sita Narayani Group
In this Group: Basanti , Janani, Sudhamayi, Yadabi, Lakshmi, Rajani, Tapaswini, Tapisa, Malati, Jasobanti, Padmabati, Keshari
Basanti is the leader of a group that hails from Kansil village in the Kalahandi district of Odisha, India. She is a married woman of 33 years. She has a small family comprised of four members including one daughter and one son who are 11 & 15 years old. The member standing second from right in the front row with her hand raised is Basanti.

Basanti, with the help of her husband, has been doing a paddy (rice) business for the last six years. At present, her monthly family income is Rs 6,000. But it is not sufficient to lead a better life. So she formed a self help group with 11 other members in her locality and applied for loan. It is their first loan from Mahashakti Foundation for the development of her business. From this loan, she will purchase paddy (rice) in a large quantity for the growth of her business.

Her future plan is to establish a rice mill and to provide a higher education to children.

The other 11 members of the group are Tapaswini, Janani, Sudhamayi, Yadabi, Lakshmi, Rajani, Tapisa, Malati, Jasobanti, Padmabati and Keshari. They want loans for the development of their existing businesses including a grocery shop, a dairy, raising goats, raising poultry, selling dried fish, a hotel and vegetable vending.

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
  • 23
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $5,655,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 62.4
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Sita Narayani Group's $2,325 loan helped a member to purchase paddy (rice) in a large quantity.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 7, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
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