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Prema is an optimistic and determined woman. She is 56 years of age and happily married to Kumbha. Unfortunately her husband is ill, so she is the only earning member of her family. It was really hard for her to manage her family in the beginning when her husband became ill. But as the days passed by, she became able to abide these things through the guidance of our God Almighty.

She took to the idea of bamboo crafting because she was engaged in this work in her childhood. She is currently doing this business and she makes different bamboo products like bamboo baskets, flower vases, pen stands, etc. and sells them in the market.

Now she wants a loan of 20,000 Indian Rupee (INR) to purchase bamboo in bulk for making large quantities of baskets, flower vases and other products to increase her revenues. She will be able to earn a good income to support her husband and see her dreams of building her own house come true.

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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.

About India

  • $4,000
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,744,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 55.5
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD