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Kasturi Group
In this Group: Prabha, Es, K., Padma, Rukmini
Prabha, aged about 27 years, is the leader of the Kasturi group in J.K.Pur in the district of Rayagada, Odisha, India. She has a small family comprising 4 members; herself, her husband, and also one son and one daughter, aged 5 and 8 respectively. The member standing first on the right with raised hand is Prabha.

At present she is doing a rice business with her husband. They are procuring paddy in the harvesting season in bulk, processing it, and selling it. Thereby they earn a handful of money. Prabha’s husband is assisting her to run the business smoothly by purchasing paddy from different villages and processing it in the mill. At present her family income is INR 4,500 per month from the rice Business. She is a very active lady who wants some extra income out of her own efforts.

To improve her living conditions and to earn some extra income, she wants to avail a loan from Mahashakti. From the loan amount, she will purchase huge quantities of paddy from the nearby villages and process it to avail a cash discount and also save transportation cost which she incurs frequently. She has a dream to increase her business and educate her children in a better school.

The other four members of her group are Sarita, Magmata, Sukanti, and Rukmini, each doing individual business.

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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.

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