A loan of $2,675 helped a member to pay for seeds and fertilizers for her crop and for plowing the field.


Maa Saraswati Shg Group's story

Swarnalata is a local villager from Angul district of Odisha, India. She is 34 years old and a married mother blessed with three children. Presently, all are relying on her, as they are studying in a local school in the area. To support her family, Swarnalata grows rice as the main source of income and works for others for a fee to earn extra income. To respond to her demand to better support her crop, she joined a group of eleven to get a new loan from People's Forum (Kiva’s partner). This loan will make Swarnalata be able to uplift her living condition in a timely manner. Now, she and her co-borrowers are seeking 165,000 INR. As a leader, she will spend her loan portion for seeds and fertilizers for her crop and use a portion of it to spend on plowing the field. She believes that this purchase will help her to better grow her rice with a good yield in return.

In this group: Swarnalata, Manasi, Sulochana, Saraga, Sanju, Prema, Budhei, Rita, Janaki, Golap, Basanti
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