A loan of $250 helped to purchase a dairy cow to start a milk supply business.

Laili's story

Laili is 39 years old, married and raising two children (one son and one daughter) together with her husband. Her husband, Sahabuddin, aged 45 years, is engaged in agricultural activities. Both are uneducated and can only sign their names. Their daughter is in grade 11 and the son works as a mason. They live in the small village of Baroghoria in the district of Jalpaiguri, in their own house.

Laili’s husband grows seasonal vegetables in their ancestral land. He sells the resulting harvest in the local market. His income does not provide sufficient financial sustenance to the family.

To provide an additional source of income, Laili is involved in animal husbandry, having started 10 years ago with a purchase of one cow. Now she has decided to expand her business by purchasing one more cow. She has taken a loan from BJS to purchase a dairy cow and grow her milk supply business. She hopes it will generate additional profit with which she can cover the household expenses. She plans to invest the income for further increasing domestic livestock quantities to make a herd of cattle.

She is very much thankful to her lenders (Kiva and BJS).

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