Total loan: $275


Dhupguri, WB, India / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase seeds and fertilizers for cultivating maize on her own farmland.

Laila's story

Laila is a woman of 40 years. She lives in Dhupguri with her husband and three children. She and her husband both have attended school up to grade 8. Her children are now studying in grade 10 and higher secondary level respectively. Her husband is a farmer, farming different kinds of vegetables, crops, fruits, etc. to sell in the local market. They are from a humble family of scarce economic resources. Laila’s husband has been working with agriculture for many years. Due to their low income, Laila is unable to manage her family expenses properly. Her husband is struggling hard all day, but fails to earn according to the expectation. So, Laila requested a loan from BJS (Kiva’s Partner) to purchase seeds, fertilizers and pesticides for cultivating maize in the same field to increase the family income. She is very much ambitious and hopeful that she will succeed in her target of fulfilling the villagers’ great demand for maize. She hopes to upgrade her financial status with the profit from her business and dreams that she will be able to build a concrete house in the future for her family. She is thankful to BJS and Kiva for the loan.