A loan of $175 helped to purchase materials for her tailoring business.


Shukali's story

Shukali is a young rural woman of only 20 years from a small village, Mauyamari, in the district of Jalpaiguri. She is a very energetic and optimistic woman who does not want to give up. She lives with her husband, Swapan, aged 31 years, and only one son, who is too young to go to school. Both the husband and wife have secondary education. They live in their own house.

Shukali has been engaged for a long time in a business of stitching varieties of clothes and selling them in the market and in her neighborhood. Her husband is associated with a small business, but his income is low. Shukali gives support to her husband financially, so she stitches different types of garments, especially for ladies. Her husband also helps her in her work by selling those garments in the markets. There is a high demand for her clothes in her neighborhood.

Nowadays it is hardly possible for them to maintain the household expenses with the income, as the prices of everything are growing day by day. She wants to expand her business.

Thus, she has taken a loan from Kiva’s partner, BJS, to purchase materials, such as cloth, thread, needles, etc., that will help her to earn as much profit as she needs.

With the income from her business, she hopes to improve her family's quality of life. She wishes her business would keep growing so that she can support her family and husband and will overcome the financial hurdles that they are now facing.

She is thankful to both BJS and Kiva.



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