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Sankar is a 25-year-old differently able person living with his parents, younger brother (age 20) and two sisters (age 16 and 14). Sankar’s father is engaged in agricultural activity. He is the only earning person who runs the family. All his brothers and sisters are studying.

Sankar wants to start a grocery shop and help his father financially in managing the family as his father is overburdened with the responsibilities of his family.

Sankar has a plan to start a grocery shop where he will keep grains, lentils, edible oil, biscuits, wafers, salt and spices. He says that his father and brother will help him in stocking up the inventory in his shop and he will manage the shop. This will increase his monthly income.

He has requested a loan amount of 30,000 INR for establishing his grocery shop. He wants to provide his family the basic necessities of living and save some money for her sisters.

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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
  • 68
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,086,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 55.7
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $550 helped Sankar to pay for grains, lentils, edible oil, biscuits, wafers, spices etc., to establish his grocery shop.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 31, 2012
Sep 10, 2012
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