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Chhabi is a 34-year-old differently able man who lives in a small village of Odisha, India, with his parents, wife and two children, who are studying in a government school near his village.

He is engaged in transportation. He runs a auto-rickshaw and earns 6,000 INR per month, which is not sufficient for his monthly household expenses.

Now he is planning to open a vegetable shop at a nearby market. He would run this vegetable shop in the morning and evening so he can make some more money. He wants to give a better standard of life to his family and also wants to educate his children.

He is asking for a loan amount of 20,000 INR for purchasing of vegetables in bulk and for big baskets for keeping the 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.

About India

  • $4,000
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,670,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 61.9
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $325 helped Chhabi to pay for vegetables in bulk and big baskets for keeping the vegetables for his vegetable shop.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Dec 11, 2013
Dec 21, 2013
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