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Ganesh is involved in the activity of making and selling brass vessels in his village, he also supplies them to the market near to his village. He has been engaged in this activity for the past 3 years. Ganesh is a 25-year-old differently-abled person living with his parents in a village of Attabira in Odisha.

He makes brass bowls, plates, glasses, spoons etc. and sells them to the dealers of vessels in the market. He has a plan to expand his business by setting up new machinery in his workshop for manufacturing vessels at a faster rate and hiring a small workforce to help.

He has applied for a loan of 15,000 Indian Rupees (INR) for purchasing new machinery. He wants to renovate his house and save money for future unfortunates.

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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
  • 72
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,086,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 54.0
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $300 helped Ganesh to purchase new machinery for his workshop and hire workforce for his vessels manufacturing business.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 2, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
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