A loan of $4,275 helped a member to buy seeds and fertilizer for her farmland.

Shakti Maa Mangala Shg Group's story

Soudamini is a resident of Angul district in Odisha, India. She is a mother of two children. Currently, both of her kids still depend on her as one child is in school and one is too young for schooling. Her entire family relies solely on rice farming and a grocery selling business.

Soudamini has been involved in her current business for more than 13 years and now she is able to earn up to 3,800 INR per month.

She has never been with People's Forum India, Kiva’s partner, before. Soudamini currently leads a group of 11 women to obtain a new loan. All of her co-borrowers are first-time borrowers with People's Forum. The total loan amount for her entire group is 264,000 INR. Soudamini's loan portion will be 24,000 INR.

As a leader, she will spend her entire loan portion to buy fertilizer for her farmland. She hopes her farmland will produce a better yield so she is able to increase her income.

In this group: Soudamini, Champabati, Santilata, Bijuli, Kabita, Kalpana, Droupadi, Ambika, Damayanti, Sukanti, Sasmita

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