A loan of $175 helped to purchase scrap and unwanted old things for resale.

Sandhya's story

Sandhya is a 55-year-old married rural woman who lives with her husband and two children (one son and one daughter) in Maynaguri region in the district of Jalpaiguri. They are less educated due to poverty, and they could not complete their studies, but they send their children to school for proper education. Their son is in college, and their daughter is in grade five. Her husband Sukumar, aged 69 years, is associated with a small business.

Her husband's income is too scanty to meet all the necessary needs of the family, including their children's educational expenses. So, Sandhya has decided to help her husband financially to run the family. She has decided to start a business of scrap and unwanted old things.

Sandhya has applied for a loan from BJS (Kiva's partner). She wants to use the loan to purchase scrap and unwanted old things, such as old newspapers, old pitch board boxes, broken utensils, plastic, etc., from door to door from different households in her locality; then sell the materials to the wholesalers. In this way, she will earn some profit to help the family.

Sandhya hopes that if she can get the loan, she can purchase more stock, which will generate more profit. Then it will be possible for her to enhance the business, and with the profit, she can do her level best to educate her children properly.

Her full thanks go to the lenders.

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