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Total loan: $575


Jalpaiguri, WB, India / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase raw jute in order to expand their jute business.

Achhiran's story

Achhiran is a 50-year-old widow from the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. She has 3 members in her family. She has a monthly household income of INR 10,500, which barely makes their ends meet.

They have a family jute business where they procure raw jute from the farmers and make ropes, bags, sacks, canvas, handicrafts, gunny bags, carpets, curtains, and other items out of them. Due to the increasing demand for their products, they have decided to take a loan of INR 40,000 from BJS, one of Milaap's field partners. With this loan, they will buy more raw jute and make a greater variety of products. This will help them find more customers and increase their business and profit.

She and her family will be thankful for your support.