A loan of $150 helped to purchase firewood to sell in her locality.

Mollika's story

Mollika is a 28-year-old woman who passed class IX (Grade 9). Her husband is Jagadish, who is 38 years old and a car-driver by profession. He is illiterate and can only sign his name. They live with their two sons in their own pacca (brick-built) house at Bagnan in the small town of Maynaguri in the district of Jalpaiguri . Both their sons receive education. One is in class I (Grade 1) and the other is in class V (Grade 5).

Mollika is a very energetic entrepreneur. She herself tries to help her family financially by selling firewood. She has chosen this business as she can get enough supply of wood in their village. Moreover, there is less risk in this business. She learned that micro finance help small-scale traders to carry out economic projects and she applied for a loan from BJS.

With this loan she wants to purchase firewood to increase her stock. Mollika hopes that this loan will help her to expand her firewood business, which will bring in more income. Her family's living standards will definitely improve and it will add value to her business and allow the future education of their children.

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