A loan of $250 helped to purchase potato seeds and fertilizer for farming potatoes.

Feroza's story

Feroza is a 22-year-old housewife from Dhupguri, Jalpaiguri district. She is married to Md. Ajijul, who is 28 years old, and they have two children. Feroza and her husband both are illiterate and able to sign their names only. Amongst the children, one is in class II (grade 2) and the other one is too small to go to school.

Feroza’s husband cultivates many kinds of vegetables on his own land and sells those vegetables in the market. Now Feroza has given preference to the cultivation of potatoes, as this is a very profitable job in her area. She wishes to take the loan from BJS (Kiva’s partner) to purchase potato seeds and fertilizer for growing potatoes and wants to give financial support to her husband.

Now she has a kaccha house (made of mud, straw and bamboo), but in the future, she dreams to build a concrete house of her own with the profits from her potato business so that she can live happily with her family.

She is grateful to Kiva and BJS because in her bad days, BJS and Kiva have come forward to help her, and she has seen the light of prosperity.

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