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Pritilata Self Help Group-2
In this Group: Kakali , Archana, Parul, Kajol
Narendrapur is a rural village of the South 24 Paraganas district in West Bengal, India. The four active women entrepreneurs of this village formed a Self-Help Group (SHG) named “Pritilata”. This SHG is managed by the local NGO “Sabuj Sangh” to expand their existing business. Kakali, the lady standing second from left with hand raised, is an energetic lady in her forties and lives with her husband, son and a daughter. Her son is about to complete his B.A. while her daughter is studying in 10th grade.

Kakali has been running a rice mill. Her husband also helps her to manage this unit. People in her community come to her for rice husking. She earns an annual net income of around 40,000 INR from the business. Out of this income she has been able to manage her household expenses in a decent manner. Kakali is now planning to increase her income by expanding the business as there is a growing demand in the locality. Kakali wants to buy another mini rice-huller machine from the loan amount to give better service to the customers. She is certain that this will generate a good income for her because in her locality most people do paddy cultivation.

Kakali hopes to save enough money to repair her house and give better education to her children.

The other three members of the group, Archana, Parul and Kajol are requesting a loan for rice mills and paddy cultivation.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan was designed by MicroGraam to provide new means of income for borrowers in the Sunderbans region of West Bengal. The majority of the region is heavy dependent upon rain-fed agriculture, leading to extremely low income and food insecurity. MicroGraam’s partnership with the non-profit organization Sabuj Sangha has made this loan possible. Sabuj Sangha offers trainings and loans to allow borrowers dependent on rain-fed agriculture to purchase inputs and technology like bucket irrigation systems or to invest in local enterprises that provide an alternative to agriculture. By funding this loan, you are helping borrowers in India access business training and consulting services that allow them to make a livelihood transition without placing added pressure on dwindling finances.

Important note about this loan

Due 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 >
Additionally, this loan may be post-disbursed, in which case this borrower will only receive the loan after it has been 100% funded by Kiva lenders. Because it is difficult to predict when a loan will be fully funded, the disbursement date may have been estimated by the Field Partner and may be inaccurate by several days or weeks.

About MicroGraam

MicroGraam is a Bangalore-based, crowd-funding lending platform that aims to promote development and growth throughout India by providing underserved populations with access to formal loan capital.

In order to provide critical capital in remote areas of India, MicroGraam collaborates with various partners located across the country, applying a structure very similar to Kiva’s. The organizations currently provide clients -- most of whom are women -- with three types of loans: (1) agricultural loans, (2) educational loans, and (3) microenterprise loans.

Kiva lenders’ funds will enable MicroGraam to forge new partnerships with important social organizations, connecting more rural areas with critical access to capital.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.


About India

  • $4,000
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    India Loans Fundraising
  • $6,682,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 58.9
    India Rupees (INR) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A portion of Pritilata Self Help Group-2's $1,450 loan helped a member to buy mini rice-huller machine.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Aug 26, 2014
Jun 4, 2014
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