A loan of $250 helped to purchase iron for their existing blacksmith business.

Shefali's story

Shefali is married with two children (sons). She is 34 years old and went to school up to class IV (grade 4). She is married to Subrata, who is a 41-year-old blacksmith and attended school up to class VIII (grade 8). They are providing education to both of their sons, who read in class V (grade 5) and class II (grade 2) respectively. They reside in Domohoni, which is a small village in Maynaguri in the district of Jalpaiguri, in their own house.

Shefali's husband prepares different kinds of tools made of iron, such as hammers, nails, scythes, axes, sickles, knives, etc. He has a rented shop in their locality, where he works from dawn to dusk tirelessly and sells his tools to the local people and in the neighboring villages. Shefali helps her husband after managing her household work. Unfortunately, due to lack of economic resources, he cannot invest much money in his business. It has become difficult for them to manage the household expenses and the educational expenses of their children.

Shefali thought to help her husband by taking a loan from BJS to buy more iron to expand their business. They hope it will help them to earn extra profit, which will give them economic stability for maintaining a decent lifestyle and provide better education to their children.

Shefali is grateful to BJS as well as Kiva, who help people with low income to have decent jobs.

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