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Chhabi, a differently-able person aged 28, is married and lives with his parents, wife and a child. He resides in Odisha, India. Chhabi has been operating a variety store at the village market to earn a living and support his family. He sells detergents, chocolates, noodles, pickles, spices, biscuits, cosmetics and other daily used necessities in his shop. He earns 6,000 INR.

The part that he likes most about his job is the interaction with the different customers.

He requested a loan of 30,000 INR to purchase additional products like stationery, wafers, hair oil and shampoo to meet the needs of the customers. In the future, Chhabi wants to enhance his business and see that his child completes his education. He wants to give his family a better life than what he has now.

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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
  • 0
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,670,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 53.1
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $575 helped Chhabi to pay for purchasing detergents, chocolates, noodles, pickles, spices, biscuits, cosmetics, etc for his variety store.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
44 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jan 31, 2013
Feb 17, 2013
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