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Total loan: $550


Murshidabad, WB, India / Transportation

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A loan helped to purchase a battery, spare parts, etc., in order to repair the toto rickshaw.

Farida's story

Farida is a 30-year-old, married woman living in a small locality of Murshidabad district, West Bengal. She runs an animal husbandry business and her family owns a toto rickshaw (three-wheeled, battery-powered rickshaw). Her other family member provides transportation services in their locality. She has a household of six members and a monthly household income of INR 9,200.

The toto rickshaw requires urgent repairs. She plans on purchasing a battery and spare parts to repair the toto rickshaw. However, her household income is barely enough to meet her family's needs. Therefore, she has applied for a loan of INR 38,000 from BJS, one of Milaap's field partners.

This loan will help her cover her repair costs. She and her family will be grateful to their lenders for their kind support.