A loan of $4,050 helped a member to purchase grocery items in bulk like sugar, rice, raw dal, spices, biscuits, tea, flour etc. to support her business.


Ann Maa Basumata Shg Group's story

A 54-year-old mother of four children, Kuntala (in the picture the lady standing with raised hand) is a widow who currently only has one schoolchild under her dependency. As a single mother, she struggles in earning her daily cost of living through selling fish and a small grocery shop. For her eight year involvement in the current business, she is able to earn up to 7,000 Indian Rupees (INR) per month.

She is a first-time borrower with People's Forum, Kiva's partner, and feels very confident that she can upgrade her living in a gradual manner.

Now, to better support her business, she formed a group of ten members having the name Ann Maa Basumata SHG to request a loan. All the group members are female and all are engaged in different business activities like fish selling, vegetable selling, paddy cultivation etc. The total of her group loan loan is 250,000 INR. Kuntala will use her loan portion to buy grocery items to support her business. Moreover, she also wants to fix her house so it is in proper condition.

She hopes her business will improve progressively, and also hopes to have her house in good condition.

In this group: Kuntala, Kunti, Renubala, Rama, Pramila, Rasmi, Ambika, Kalabati, Panchi, Keshi



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