A loan of $175 helped to purchase clothes for their existing clothing business.

Sangita's story

Sangita is a very energetic and optimistic woman, who does not want to give up. She lives in a small town, Dhupguri, in the district of Jalpaiguri. She is 30 years old and studied up to grade 9. She is married to Ashutosh, who is 33 years old and has a secondary education. They are raising their only son, who is too young to go to school.

Sangita and her husband together are associated in a clothing business. She had been selling different clothes for the last five years. Her husband purchases ladies’ garments (sarees, frocks, etc.) from wholesale markets, and Sangita sells door to door in her neighborhood and villages near her own.

But nowadays it is hardly possible for them to maintain the household expenses with their small income, as the prices of everything are growing day by day. She wants to expand the business by purchasing more clothing.

Sangita heard about Kiva’s partner, BJS, who give loans to needy rural women. She has taken a loan to purchase varieties of ladies garments to meet customers’ orders and to drastically increase her sales.

With the additional income from her business, she hopes to improve her family's quality of life. Sangita wishes her business would keep growing so that she can support her family by overcoming the financial hurdles.

She is very much grateful to her lenders (BJS and Kiva) for giving her the loan.

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