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Runa

Murshidabad, WB, India / Transportation

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A loan helped to purchase spare parts in order to repair her car and expand the transportation business.


Runa's story

Runa is a 19-year-old married woman living in a small locality of Murshidabad district, West Bengal. She is a housewife and her family owns a car. Her other family member provides car rental and transportation services to the village. She has a household of 3 members and a monthly household income of INR 9,500.

Her car is her family's only source of income and it has been worn down by years of usage. She plans on purchasing spare parts to repair the car. She also has a baby boy to look after. However, her household income is barely enough to meet her family's needs and cover repair costs. Therefore, she has applied for a loan of INR 40,000 from BJS, one of Milaap's field partners.

She and her family will be grateful to their lenders for their kind support.