A loan helped to purchase a battery and repair her toto, a three-wheeled, battery-operated vehicle.


Benu's story

Benu is a 30-year-old married woman from the Alipurduar district of West Bengal. She has a family of 4 members. They have a monthly household income of INR 13,000, which barely lets them make ends meet.

They run a toto rickshaw business, using a three-wheeled, battery-operated vehicle. This is the only source of income for the family. Their toto needs repairing, but their low income can not cover the related costs. So Benu has taken a loan of INR 50,000 from BJS, one of Kiva's field partners. This amount will allow her to repair their toto and also buy a new battery for it. Thus they can expand their business and provide better services to their customers.

She and her family will be grateful for your support.


This loan is special because:

It helps women in financially underserved districts in India maintain and grow their businesses.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details