A loan of $3,325 helped a member to purchase standard-quality seeds and fertilizers for her paddy (rice) cultivation.


Sree Raghunath Shg Group's story

Kuni is a 42-year-old lady, who lives with her husband and two children, ages 15 and 10 years old, in a small village in the Cuttack district, Odisha, India. In the picture, the lady standing with her hand raised is Kuni. She is engaged in paddy cultivation. Her husband is doing the same business. Some years ago, Kuni formed a group with seven other women from her village and named the group Sree Raghunath Self-Help Group (SHG). The group members are engaged in different business activities, such as selling milk, vegetable cultivation, etc., to alleviate their poverty.

Kuni is the president of this group. She motivated all the group members to form this group so they could help and support each other in their business and personal lives. Kuni along with her group requested a loan. She will use her portion to purchase standard-quality seeds and fertilizers for her paddy cultivation. She hopes to build a house for her family, and she is very grateful to Kiva for this opportunity.

In this group: Kuni, Sabitri, Anita, Reena, Sara, Banita, Mamina, Asanti



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