A loan of $150 helped to purchase potato seeds and fertilizers to start cultivation of potatoes.

Monika's story

Monika, 27 years old, is a housewife. Her husband, Rajen, 32 years old, is engaged in the business of supplying wood to building contractors. Monika has a education up to class V (grade 5), but her husband is illiterate and can only sign his name. They have two children. Of them, the son is receiving education in class II (grade 2). The daughter is below school-going age. They live in the small village Anandanagar in Dhupguri in the district Jalpaiguri, in their own kachha house (mud and straw made).

Her husband is the only earning member of their family. Monika’s husband's income is not sufficient to provide the necessities of the family. Monika desires to give financial assistance to her husband. She plans to grow potatoes and sell them to the local market. She also plans to prepare potato chips in her home and sell them to the locality to generate more income.

Monika has taken the loan to purchase potato seeds and fertilizers to grow potatoes on their own piece of land. As it is a very essential vegetable, it has great demand in the present market. So she hopes to earn a great profit from this business.

With the earning she will pay some household expenses, her children's educational expenses and with the rest she hopes to purchase land in future. She is thankful to the lenders, BJS and Kiva.

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