Maa Tarini Shg (F) Group
Jamuna is 38 years old and married. She has three children. Her husband is also in business; he works in mobile village markets on market days.
Jamuna makes a living raising and then selling goats to the local butchers in the near market. She has been doing this business for the last 10 years. She spends most of her time taking care of her business but she also raises chickens to help her husband with the household expenses. She will use the loan to buy more goats, goat kids and feed. Her goal is to have a bigger goat business.
All the members of this group are women and all are sharing a common goal to give a better life to their children. All the group members live in a small village of Odisha, India, and all are engaged in different activities.
On the behalf of this group, Jamuna says, "We are very grateful to Kiva and its lenders for giving us this opportunity to grow."
More information about this loan
This loan is specifically designed for People's Forum's vulnerable clients, including family members of leprosy patients, people who are physically challenged and third gender individuals. By funding this loan, you are supporting low income individuals in India who are excluded for gender or health reasons.
Important note about this loanDue 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.
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