Rebati is 27 years old and is a physically-challenged lady living with her mother, sister and her brother-in-law. Rebati is an active woman having good rapport with her neighbors. She does not want to be a burden on her sister's family. She started a general store in her village with the support of her sister and her brother-in-law, who is a daily laborer. She sells biscuits, cakes, wafers, chocolates, etc. and she wants to add some variety items like pens, notebooks, pencils, rice, lentils, etc.
There is no other general store in her village and the demand for the items is great but she is not able to get the products due to her poor financial condition. She applied for a loan of 30,000 INR to purchase the above products for her general store. She says that if she adds a variety of items then she can meet the customers' demand and increase her income.
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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.