A loan of $1,475 helped a member to pay for ingredients like maize, baking flour, rice, beans, bananas and meat for her food stall business.


Maa Dhabalei Shg Group's story

Benga, who is in her early 30s, is married and has three children; two of them are in school. She lives with her husband and children in a small village of Odisha, India. For 10 years now, Benga has been running a food stall business. She works from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and is able to make a good profit each month. With her profit, she built a house and covers part of home and children's school expenses. This is Benga's first loan request from Kiva's partner People's Forum. She will use this loan to pay for groceries like maize, baking flour, rice, beans, bananas and meat. She hopes to build a house that has a room for her business. Benga will share this loan with her loan group, Maa Dhabalei Shg, which has nine members. The members of the group will hold each other accountable for paying back the loan. All the members are very responsible and dedicated to their businesses. They are engaged in separate business activities like milk selling, fish selling, flowers selling, etc. All the group members are very excited and happy to take this opportunity to say "Thank you" to Kiva for its support.

In this group: Benga, Renubala, Laxmi, Jayanti, Menaka, Kamala, Jyostna, Bakati, Gilo
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