Maa Mangala Shg Group
One of the members of this group is acting as the Kiva representative. She is Indrabati, the lady in the picture standing with her hand raised. She is 44 years old, married and has one child. Indrabati's husband works as a day laborer. The house they live in is their own.
This member learned to work in the fields from her parents at a young age. It is now her way of life. Agriculture provides her income. In addition to planting vegetables, Indrabati has a greenhouse for different vegetables. At the moment, it is working out well.Her work gives her the opportunity to be at home to take care of her family.
Indrabati is taking this loan because she wants to keep investing in her business. The profit she earns is a great help in meeting her family's expenses. The money from this loan will be invested in the purchase of seeds and fertilizer for her greenhouse. Indrabati's goal is to help her child have a decent career.
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
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