Sanjulata is a 46-year-old widowed lady living with her son aged 16 and a daughter aged 15 years. She runs a snack stall in the market which is 300 metres away from her house. She has years of experience in this activity. Her husband died 9 years back of a heart attack. After his death all burdens of the family came on Sanjulata.
She sells snacks items like 'samosa' (fried dough stuffed with potato curry), 'Idli' (a popular recipe of south Indian origin made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils and rice), 'Wada' (a lentil doughnut) etc. in her shop.
Sanjulata wants to expand her business by selling more of the items she sells now and to make a showcase for her shop to display the products she cooks. She says that doing so will attract more customers to her shop.
She has requested a loan amount of 30,000 INR for purchasing raw materials like potatoes, spices, edible oil, lentils, rice, etc., and for making a showcase for her shop. She has a dream: to have her children study in a good school and save some money for their future.
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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.