A loan of $250 helped to purchase a cow.

Basanti's story

Basanti is a 31-year-old married woman. She is a homemaker and her husband is a rickshaw driver. Though their education is not very high, they can sign their name. They have three children, two of whom are studying and one is working as a mason. Her husband has taken credit from the market for her family's use, which Basanti didn’t like. Her husband is a rickshaw driver but due to insufficient earnings, he is unable to clear all the credit that he has taken from the market. The credit was necessary to feed his family. So, to clear her husband’s credit, she made the decision to take a loan to purchase a cow, sell its milk and earn a profit with it.

She is a hardworking woman who wants to help her husband in any condition. Now they are living in a Kachha house (a house made of mud and straw). After earning a good profit from this business, she would like to build a Pakka house (concrete house) for her family and would love to give a higher education to both her children so that they can live happily throughout their life. She is very grateful to BJS and KIVA for this loan, as she was very much in need of it.

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