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Tutu is a 23-year-old differently able man living with his parents in Balugaon village in Odisha, India. He is engaged in the activity of running a variety store in his village, where he sells biscuits, wafers, betel, tobacco sachets, incense sticks, spices, oil, toothbrushes, shampoo etc.

He has requested a loan of 40,000 INR to purchase more stock of what he sells and to add a new product to his shop like soft drinks. He says that doing so will increase his monthly income. He wants to give his parents a quality life and save some money for his future.

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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.

About India

  • $4,000
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,682,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 53.4
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Tutu to purchase biscuits, wafers, betel, tobacco sachets, incense sticks, spices, oil, toothbrushes, shampoo soft drinks etc. for his variety shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Oct 8, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2016