A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy fertilizer and pesticide and to pay a reaping fee.


Maa Thakurani Shg Group's story

Sanai, age 43 and the mother of two children, is a villager from the Koraput district of Odisha state, India. In the picture, the lady standing with her hand raised is Sanai. Both children live with her and help with family’s work as well as with the business. For the sake of her entire family, Sanai has (Paddy) rice cropping as their main source of income and works for others for a fee. It is the business that she has had for 20 years.

This is the first loan cycle for Sanai with People's Forum (Kiva’s partner). The positive impact of this loan would be that she could improve her lifestyle. She has formed a group of 13 to help and support each other in their businesses and in their personnel lives. As the leader of this Maa Thakurani Shg, she will spend her entire loan portion to buy fertilizer and pesticide and to pay a reaping fee. She hopes that she will get a better yield.

The other members of this group are involved in different livelihood activities like animal raising, milk selling etc. All the group members are very happy and excited to have this loan and they are very thankful to Kiva and its lenders for this support.

In this group: Sanai, Nayana, Kalabati, Nilamani, Chandrama, Chandrama, Kamala, Damai, Tilatama, Tuni, Bhabi, Samari, Ratani
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