A loan of $1,975 helped a member to purchase standard quality seeds, fertilizers and pesticides for her vegetable cultivation.


Radhakrushna Sss Group's story

The women of the Radhakrushna SSS are from a small village in Odisha in the eastern part of the India. The group is composed of eight women who earn their living by raising animals like cattle and chickens, selling milk, and cultivating and selling vegetables. They need additional capital to maintain, enhance or expand their businesses and decided to apply for a loan with People's Forum. They are excited and full of hope to begin this new year with solid goals and dreams.

Urmila is a 51-year-old married mother of one daughter. In the picture, the lady standing with her hand raised is Urmila. She completed three years of formal education but due to the poor economic condition of her family, had to leave her education behind. Along with all the clients of People's Forum, Urmila realizes that education is a vital key to a successful future for her child. She says that her business is running quite well and, because of its success, she will be able to register her child in a good school this year. Her husband shares the same goals for the child.

Urmila is engaged in vegetable cultivation and she produces potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and seasonal vegetables. She is applying for her first loan with People's Forum. The requested funds will be used to purchase standard quality seeds, fertilizers and pesticides for her vegetable cultivation. With an optimistic spirit and positive attitude, Urmila looks forward to this new year with its challenges, blessings and successes.

On behalf of her colleagues, Urmila expresses gratitude and appreciation for the support from Kiva investors throughout the world who lend such necessary and vital support. In addition, the ladies send greetings to all for a happy, healthy and successful new year!

In this group: Urmila, Lilibala, Santilata, Mita, Matiani, Manjubala, Khadika, Jhunubala
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