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


Manowara's story

Manowara is 41 years old and lives in the village of Baroghoria in Dhupguri in the district of Jalpaiguri. She could not attend school due to the lack of financial resources. She is married and has one son. Her husband Monirudfin, 57 years old, is also uneducated. They live in their own kachha house (made of mud, bamboo and straw). Manowara’s husband has worked in agriculture all of his life. His father taught him how to work in the fields. He grows vegetables and sells at the local markets. But these days, it is not sufficient to cover all the expenses. He is looking for a way to improve his family's conditions. Thus, Manowara has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, BJS, to purchase dairy cows to start a milk supply business. She wants to buy two dairy cows with the loan. She is a very energetic and hardworking woman. She plans to sell the milk in her locality, which will provide more profit. She is thankful to BJS and Kiva for this loan.



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