A loan of $200 helped to purchase eggplant seeds and fertilizers to start a cultivation business.

Suniti's story

Suniti, age 46, is from a small town, Maynaguri, in the district of Jalpaiguri. She is married and has a son and a daughter. Her husband is engaged in agriculture. Suniti and her husband are illiterate and only know how to sign their names, but they are providing education to her daughter. They live in their own kachha house (straw, bamboo and mud-made).

Her husband's earnings are hardly enough to cover food and household costs for the family of four. In order to generate income, her son also works as an electrician. Due to poverty, he could not get the chance to receive education, so Suniti plans to grow eggplant. She applied for the loan from BJS (Kiva’s partner). With the loan amount, she will purchase eggplant seeds and fertilizers and start cultivating eggplant, which is in great demand in the local market.

Suniti hopes her initiative will be lucrative, and she will be able to increase the family funds. She will be able to give her children better education and a better future, and at the same time, meet the family’s expenses.

She is thankful to BJS as well as Kiva for the loan.

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