A loan of $150 helped to purchase seedlings and fertilizers to grow tea on her own land.

Manoka's story

Manoka, 24, is a housewife and lives in the small village of Maynaguri, in Jalpaiguri District with her husband, Jiten, 30 years old, and their two children (one son and one daughter). Manoka had studied up to class IV (grade 4) and her husband is illiterate but can sign his name. The children are pursuing their studies. Her son is in class VI (grade 6) and her daughter is in class VII (grade 7). They want to give them a higher education and to see them in a good position in society.

Her husband is a tea grower who farms tea on their land. But due to lack of capital, they are not farming well. So Manoka wants a loan to purchase seedlings and fertilizers to grow tea on a large scale. The demand for green tea leaves is more in that area because there are a lot of tea gardens. They hope this farming will give them more earnings.

In the future, they want to build a sanitary toilet with the profit. She gives hearty thanks to BJS and Kiva for this loan.

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