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Maa Bimala Shg Group
In this Group: Subhashree, Pravati, Mangal, Sudha, Binodini, Astami, Susila, Sakuntalab, Saraswati, Dutika
The Maa Bimala Self Help Group consists of 10 members from a small village in the Kalahandi district, Odisha, India. All the members of this group are female. They are engaged in different business activities for the elimination of poverty. Three of the women have very low incomes, but this helps them to want to struggle harder to get ahead. One person who deserves to be highlighted is Subhashree (in the picture the lady seated in the middle in a green sari), who works selling vegetables. Through her job, she works to support her family, to improve her business and continue growing. She is a very determined person who wants to continue growing. She is seeking part of this loan in order to be able to invest it in the purchase of vegetables like tomatoes, onions, green peppers, potatoes and other vegetables so that she can continue with her sales. The group is very grateful for this opportunity for growth that it is receiving.

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

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $4,519,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 60.1
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Maa Bimala Shg Group's $2,175 loan helped a member to purchase tomatoes, onions, green peppers, potatoes and other vegetables.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 10, 2014
Listed
Jul 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible