A loan of $225 helped to purchase varieties of sarees for selling.


Pratima's story

Pratima and her husband, Jagadish, live in a small town Maynaguri in Jalpaiguri. They have two children. One is studying in class V (grade 5) and the other one is studying in class VI (grade 6). Pratima has read up to class VI (grade 6) and her husband is illiterate but knows how to sign his name. Her husband is working as a daily labourer and she is running her saree business. She sells sarees (Indian women's dresses) door to door, but she does not have enough income from her business to run her family because she does not have sufficient stocks. To build good stocks she decided to take a loan from BJS (Kiva’s partner) so that her selling can increase. She is experienced in the saree business and this business has good demand in her locality. With this loan amount she will buy varieties of sarees. She wants to give higher education to her children after earning good profit from this business and hopes it can make her family’s financial condition smooth. Her future dream is to open a saree shop from the profit. She is very happy to become a member of BJS and thankful to Kiva for funding her loan.



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