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Manideepa Self-Help Group-2
In this Group: Anima , Tapati , Sandhya
Anima, 38, is married and has three daughters and a son. Two of her daughters are married while the younger daughter and son are studying in school. She has poultry farm where she raises and sells chickens and eggs. Regardless of her considerable efforts, she faces difficulties including the high price of supplies, the low price of their products, and insect issues.

Anima is a member of “Manideepa” Self-Help Group managed by the local NGO ‘Sabuj Sangh’ where she got trained in livelihood activities which helped her to avoid the damages caused by insects. She also got help in pricing of products and supplies.

Anima will use the loan amount to buy chickens along with their medicines, food and a hatching house. She hopes this will expand her business. Anima wants to save enough money for her children’s education. She wants to be an independent and successful woman.

In the picture Anima has raised her hand. The other two members are requesting a loan for betel vine cultivation and to purchase a fishing boat.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan was designed by MicroGraam to provide new means of income for borrowers in the Sunderbans region of West Bengal. The majority of the region is heavy dependent upon rain-fed agriculture, leading to extremely low income and food insecurity. MicroGraam’s partnership with the non-profit organization Sabuj Sangha has made this loan possible. Sabuj Sangha offers trainings and loans to allow borrowers dependent on rain-fed agriculture to purchase inputs and technology like bucket irrigation systems or to invest in local enterprises that provide an alternative to agriculture. By funding this loan, you are helping borrowers in India access business training and consulting services that allow them to make a livelihood transition without placing added pressure on dwindling finances.

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 >
Additionally, this loan may be post-disbursed, in which case this borrower will only receive the loan after it has been 100% funded by Kiva lenders. Because it is difficult to predict when a loan will be fully funded, the disbursement date may have been estimated by the Field Partner and may be inaccurate by several days or weeks.


About MicroGraam

MicroGraam is a Bangalore-based, crowd-funding lending platform that aims to promote development and growth throughout India by providing underserved populations with access to formal loan capital.

In order to provide critical capital in remote areas of India, MicroGraam collaborates with various partners located across the country, applying a structure very similar to Kiva’s. The organizations currently provide clients -- most of whom are women -- with three types of loans: (1) agricultural loans, (2) educational loans, and (3) microenterprise loans.

Kiva lenders’ funds will enable MicroGraam to forge new partnerships with important social organizations, connecting more rural areas with critical access to capital.

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.

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About India

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $4,520,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 58.9
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Manideepa Self-Help Group-2's $1,875 loan helped a member to buy chickens.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Aug 27, 2014
Listed
Jun 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible