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Gram Utthan

Inactive Partner

Location : Orissa

Founded in : 02-04-2009

Founder : Mr. Govind Dash

About Gram Utthan

Gram-Utthan is a microfinance institution, working primarily in Kendrapara and six other adjoining districts in the state of Orissa. It has been one of the leading developmental organisations not only in the district but also in the state. Initially it started developmental intervention in Pimpuri village of Kendrapara district, today it has become one of the major developmental agencies in the state.

Gram Utthan has been reaching out to women from backward communities in Kendrapara as well as in the neighbouring districts. Kendrapara is situated in the north of the Jagatsingpur district and west of Cuttack District. The district has been witness to many natural calamities such as super cyclone of 1999 and tornado in April 2009. Gram Utthan reaches out to some of the poorest communities with the help of their partnership with Rang De.

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An audio evaluation of Lilabai was done by Kaushik. She said that she used the loan and put in Rs.1000 of her own, to buy a sewing machine with advanced features. She is now able to do the picot edges of sarees, and take on more work. Her income has increased from Rs.2000 to Rs.3000 every month, which is a big help to run her eight member household.

Evaluated By : Kaushik

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Umabai’s audio evaluation by Kaushik revealed that she had used the loan to expand her business and purchase rice in bulk. She had also bought a heater and pan, to ease her working conditions. She has diversified into making roasted chick peas and has satisfactorily increased her monthly income.

Evaluated By : Kaushik

Partnership Summary

Total No. of Loans 1580
Total amount disbursed Rs.6,429,500
Expected repayment so far Rs.0
Amount repaid Rs.6,429,500
Amount delayed Rs.0
Amount defaulted Rs.0

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