A loan of $250 helped to purchase potato seeds and necessary farm supplies for cultivation of potatoes.

Namita's story

Namita is a rural housewife from the small village of Tekatuli in the district of Jalpaiguri. She is 28 years old and read up to grade 7. Her husband, Harishankar, aged 32 years, has an education up to grade 7. They have two children (one son and one daughter), who are students of grade 2 and grade 4 respectively. They live in their own kachha house (made of straw, mud and wood).

Namita's husband is a humble and hardworking man. He is totally engaged in agriculture. Namita also helps her husband. He gives hard toil on his farmland. It is the only way to earn their living. This tradition has been passed on from generation to generation; that is how he learnt the activity. He grows different vegetables in different seasons and sells in the local markets and to his neighbors to generate income to contribute to the family economy. Now he thinks to expand his agribusiness by cultivating potatoes, which are a profitable crop.

Namita is requesting a loan from BJS (Kiva’s partner) to purchases potato seeds and necessary farm supplies to continue cultivating and caring for her crops and obtain a more productive harvest. With her spirit of getting ahead and the determination to prosper, she wants to continue with the business and make it more and more profitable so she can give her family a better quality of life.

She gives her thanks to BJS and Kiva.

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