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Maa Manikeswari Group
In this Group: Bhagabati, Joshna, Kabita, Mamata
Mamata, aged about 30 years, resides with her husband and two sons aged about 8 and 5 years at Kutragada, Rayagada district in Odisha, India. The lady standing at the extreme left with raised hand in the photograph is Mamata. In the year 2009 she formed a JLG with three other members of her village to access loans from Mahashakti Foundation.

For the last 11 years, Mamata has been running a grocery shop. Her husband is a small farmer but also help her with running the business. Mamata’s household income per month is about Rs.6,000 (INR). According to Mamata, this amount is not at all sufficient for her to manage the household expenditures, so she wants to expand her business to earn some extra income.

She has already accessed three loans from Mahashakti. This is her fourth cycle loan. From the present loan, she wants to purchase rice, sugar, soap, oil, washing powder, potatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, dried chilly, and spice powders, etc. for her grocery shop. Mamata has an ambition to educate her sons for a bright career.

The other three members of the group, Bhagabati, Kabita & Joshna, need a loan for a grocery shop, a leaf plate business and a cycle shop respectively.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

Mahashakti Foundation focuses its work in some of the most underdeveloped districts in Odisha, characterized by poor infrastructure and high levels of poverty. By supporting this loan, you are enabling access to finance for women living in some of India's poorest and most remote areas.

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 Mahashakti Foundation

Mahashakti Foundation is a public charitable trust that provides microfinance and development services in the low-income state of Odisha. Operating in the poorest region of India, the organization strives to serve rural communities, tribal groups and others living on less than USD$1 a day. In addition to microcredit, it also provides micro-savings and micro-insurance products, as well as business development, health, water and sanitation, and food security services.

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
  • 2
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,677,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 63.2
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Maa Manikeswari Group's $900 loan helped a member purchase rice, sugar, soap, oil, washing powder, potatoes, onions, ginger, garlic, dried chilly, and spice powders, etc.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 28, 2013
Sep 24, 2013
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