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Maa Tarini Group
In this Group: Sarojini, Suryamani, Indumati, Swapna, Minakumari, Rabamani
Suryamani, aged about 53 years, is a widow. She is residing with her nephew, aged about 31 years, at Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district, Odisha, India. The lady standing on the right with her hand raised (back row, right side) in the photograph is Suryamani.

Suryamani has been running a grocery shop for the last 14 years. She earns about Rs. 7,000 (INR) per month from the business. Although she has a small family of two members only, according to Suryamani, 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 availed two loans from Mahashakti.This is her third-cycle loan. With the present loan, she wants to invest in a fridge and ice cream items.

Other members of the group, Indumati, Sarojini, Rabamani, Minakumari and Swapna, need a loan for a rice business, electrical shop, tailoring business, tailoring business and tea stall respectively.

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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
  • 1
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,681,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 63.2
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD