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Itishree Self Help Group
In this Group: Sanju , Mamata , Pratima , Sabita, Pramila , Sukanti , Pratima , Ratani , Sanjulata , Subani , Jhunubala
The responsible Itishree Self Help Group is made up of 11 members. The members of Itishree Self Help Group are all women from the district of Khurda in Odisha, India. One of them is Ms.Sanju, who was selected as their president. The lady sitting second from the right hand side, wearing a red and white saree, is Sanju.

Sanju is a 45-year-old woman living with her husband and four children. She makes leaf plates and bowls woven out of dry leaves and sells them in the nearby market. These plates are used for different purposes – mainly for serving food. She makes different types and sizes of plates depending upon the demand of her customers. She has requested a loan to purchase machinery so she can weave the plates more frequently and quickly and also to purchase raw materials like leaves, thread, glue and plastic. She has a very good relationship with her customers because she completes their orders on time.

Additional Information

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

  • $4,000
    Average annual income
  • 85
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,748,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 55.9
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Itishree Self Help Group's $3,950 loan helped a member to pay for purchasing raw materials like dry leaves, thread, glue and plastic and a machine for weaving leaf plates.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 19, 2012
Oct 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2016