Maa Baulei Shg Group
One of the members is Nirupama who was selected as the president of Maa Baulei Shg. The lady standing with her hand raised in the photo is Nirupama. Nirupama is 44 years old and is staying with her husband and her four children. She is involved in growing and selling vegetables in her village. Her husband is supporting her in this activity. She has requested a loan of 100,000 INR, which will help her to purchase the required resources for vegetable cultivation. She says her portion of the loan will help her to purchase vegetable seeds, fertilizers, and insecticides, and to cover operational expenses like labor charges.
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This loan is designed for single mothers, widows and unmarried women, who are often excluded from Self-Help Groups in India. Many of these women, usually with families to support, do not have access to microfinance and often work as casual labor or domestic help. Self Help Groups are hesitant to accept them due to the social stigma attached to their status and very few microfinance organizations offer loans to individuals. By supporting this loan, you are enabling a poor woman in India to establish or grow her business.
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.
This is a Group Loan
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