Total loan: $325


Khagrabari, WB, India / Clothing

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A loan helped to purchase stock for her existing clothing business.

Archana's story

Archana is a 30-year-old, married woman and is blessed with a toddler daughter. She is from the rural village of Takagachh in the district of Coochbehar. She studied till grade 9, and after that she got married.

Archana's husband, Sujan, runs a small hardware shop. Archana is an optimistic and enterprising lady. She decided to help her family financially with her earnings. For this purpose, she started her business of selling clothing. She sells mainly saris (traditional women's dresses in India); she also sells many types of ready-made garments according to the seasonal demand of her customers.

Archana manages her business from her house. Now she wants to develop her business, but money is the main problem. So she is taking the loan from BJS (Kiva’s partner) to buy different varieties of saris and other garments from the wholesale market to fulfill the demands of her customers. Her neighbors, relatives and friends are her main customers.

Now she is playing an important role by giving financial support to her family. She is a successful entrepreneur. She expects a boost in her earnings with her loan, and her plans are to use the profit of her business for the betterment of her family members. Her future dream is to open a clothing shop of her own.

She thanks the lenders for the loan.