A loan of $150 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to cultivate mustard.

Laxmi's story

Laxmi is a housewife in the small town of Dhupguriin in Jalpaiguri district. She lives with her husband and three children in a kaccha (made of stone & straw) house. Her husband is involved in farming and cultivates many kinds of vegetables to sell in the village market.

Neither of them is very educated but their children are still studying in a village school in the secondary level. Due to their low income, Laxmi is unable to manage her family's expenses and her children’s educational expenses. Her Husband struggles hard all day but fails to earn sufficient income for the family. So Laxmi requested a loan from BJS (Kiva’s Partner) to purchase seeds, fertilizers and pesticides to cultivate mustard in the same field to enhance the family's income. She is very ambitious and hopeful that she will succeed in her goal for more income. She dreams that she will build a grocery shop with her business profit in the future.

She is thankful to BJS and Kiva for making her self-sufficient.

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