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Lili has been engaged in her tailoring activity for the past 10 years. She stitches 'salwar' outfits (traditional Indian dresses) for her customers when they place orders with her. Presently she has one sewing machine with her in her shop. She has a very good relationship with her customers as she completes the orders given to her on time. She provides training to the girls in her village for stitching.

Lili is a 39-year-old widowed lady living with her son and daughter who are in school. After her husband's death she started a tailoring shop in her house to support her family's.

She has requested a loan in the amount of 40,000 INR for purchasing two sewing machines and fabrics for her shop; and she also wants to appoint a work force to help her. She says that doing so will increase her capacity for taking orders and increase her customer base. She has a dream to make a big training center for women and provide a good education to her children.

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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
  • 101
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,146,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 54.9
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $750 helped Lili to pay for purchasing two sewing machines for her tailoring business.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 24, 2012
Dec 28, 2012
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