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Jamuna Mahila Self Help Group
In this Group: Rojalini, Mamata, Manini, Kanchana, Tukuna, Pratiama, Prabhati, Sukanti, Sabitri, Sumitra
The Jamuna Mahila Self Help Group (SHG) has 10 members who are all from the same neighbourhood. The lady standing in the front, wearing a red saree in the photo is Rojalini who is the leader of the group. Rojalini is a 29-year-old woman married to a worker in Khurda village in Odisha, India. The couple has one child who is in school.

Rojalini lives with her child and, together with her husband, takes care of all the household expenses. In order to help with the family expenses, Rojalini has been selling vegetables and other household commodities in her shop. She buys her inventory from a farmer in her village and some times she herself grows vegetables.

In order to strengthen the business and respond to client demand, Rojalini, together with the group Jamuna Mahila SHG, is requesting a loan from Peoples Forum. Rojalini's goal is to increase her business activity by purchasing more vegetable seeds, fertilizers, pesticides etc. for growing vegetables.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About India

  • $4,000
    Average annual income
  • 100
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,748,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 54.1
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Jamuna Mahila Self Help Group's $3,700 loan helped a member to pay for purchasing vegetable seeds, fertilizers, pesticides etc. to grow vegetables for her vegetable shop.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Feb 2, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
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