A loan helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers, and other necessary resources for broad bean cultivation.


Rahena's story

Rahena is a 19-year-old young housewife and the mother of a 4-month-old baby boy. She lives with her family in their own small, mud house in Dakhin Gossaihat village of Dhupguri.

Rahena’s husband is a farmer who grows seasonal vegetables on their own farmland. They are facing so many challenges in life, among which are inadequate capital to successfully carry out the business activity and inadequate finances to run the household smoothly. The income from the agricultural activities is hardly sufficient for maintaining all the expenses of their family. So, they have decided to cultivate broad beans on their farmland. They have chosen this crop, as it has very good market demand in the winter season.

Rahena has taken a loan from BJS (Kiva’s partner) to invest in their business. She will utilize the loan amount to buy seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and other necessary resources for growing broad beans in their own field. She holds a positive view of succeeding with this business. With the additional income from this business, she will be able to fulfill the basic necessities of her family.

In the future, she dreams to build a concrete house with the profit from their business for her family's well being.

She is thankful to her lenders for their kind support.


This loan is special because:

It helps women in very poor districts maintain and grow their businesses.



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