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Total loan: $450

Malati's Group

Bhadrak, Odisha, OD, India / Manufacturing

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A loan helped to buy a leaf plate-making machine to increase her production by speeding up her work, and upgrade her living standards.


Malati's Group's story

Malati, standing to the left-hand side in the photograph, is a differently abled lady and resides in a small village of Bhadrak, Odisha, India. She has stories to tell about how she made her living and gradually improved her lifestyle by making leaf plates. She, along with her husband and daughter, prepares leaf plates and sells them in the local market.

Malati wishes to sell their leaf plates in the main market rather than the local market. The production has subsequently increased over the years. She now does not have to worry about her daughter's educational expenses. Over the course of time, she now prepares leaf plates of different sizes and according to the demands of various customers. She even sells these leaf plates to various sweets shops, small food stalls, etc.

Malati, along with her group member, is requesting a loan of 30,000 INR from Kiva's partner, People's Forum. She will use her loan portion to buy a leaf plate-making machine to increase her production by speeding up her work, and upgrade her living standards.

Malati is eagerly awaiting your kind help and generous support.