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Thanapati Self Help Group
In this Group: Sukanti , Sasmita , Sabita , Urmila , Swarnalata , Rina , Basanti , Ahalya , Sachala *
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Sukanti is a 47-year-old lady living with her husband and her son, aged 21 years, who is studying in college. She has two cows and sells milk in her village. Her husband is a farmer who helps Sukanti in her business. Sukanti's monthly income is very low. That is why she is unable to give more money to her son to get admitted to a good college.

Sukanti has formed a group that is called Thanapati Self Help group (SHG). All the members of this group are women engaged in different kinds of activities, like milk selling, vegetable selling, flower selling, etc. All the members of this group are very cooperative with each other.

Sukanti, along with her group, has requested a loan amount of 117,000 INR (Indian rupees) for purchasing a cow and fodder. She has a dream to educate her son and give a better standard of life to her family.

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
  • 92
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,748,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 62.2
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Thanapati Self Help Group's $1,900 loan helped a member to purchase a cow and fodder.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 31, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
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