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Parbati Shg Group
In this Group: Susila, Padma, Sneha, Dula, Mithila, Gita, Damayanti, Kalabati, Indira, Banita, Gundicha
Indira is a 52-year-old lady who lives with her husband and two children in a small village in Odisha, India. In the picture, the lady standing second from the left is Indira. She is engaged in paddy cultivation. Her husband is doing the same business.

Some years ago, Indira joined a group with ten other women from her village with the group name of "Parbati Self Help Group". All the group members are engaged in different business activities such as selling milk, vegetable cultivation, etc. to alleviate their poverty. Indira is an active member of this group. She motivated all the group members to form this group so they could help and support each other in their businesses and personal lives.

Indira, along with her group, requested a loan of 143,000 INR. She will use her portion to purchase standard-quality seeds and fertilizers for her paddy cultivation.

She hopes to build a house for her family, and she is very grateful to Kiva for this opportunity.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

People's Forum 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 borrowers 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 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
  • 198
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $5,211,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 60.1
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Parbati Shg Group's $2,400 loan helped a member to purchase seeds and fertilizers for her paddy cultivation.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 10, 2014
Jul 6, 2014
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