A loan of $250 helped to purchase a dairy cow.

Rashna's story

Rashna is a 47-year-old energetic and purposeful woman from the remote village of Baroghoria in the district of Jalpaiguri. She is married and blessed with three children (one son and two daughters). Her husband Majijul, 57, is engaged in a small business. They are uneducated and can only sign their names. It is their bad luck that they did not get a chance for further education due to their parents' poor financial resources. But they dream of providing a higher education to all their children. Now they are in grades 11, 9, and 8, respectively. They live in their own kachha house (mud, bamboo and straw made).

Rashna’s husband is a small businessman. His income is not sufficient to maintain all the costs of such a big family. Rashna wants to bring more stability to her family. So she started an animal husbandry business five years back. She has only one milking cow and two goats. She sells the milk to her neighbors who are her main customers and somehow manages the household expenses. Now she wants to expand her business.

She heard that Kiva’s partner BJS gives loan to rural woman for business and she has taken a loan. She plans to purchase one more cow to increase her milk business.

The loan will help her to improve her standard of living and to provide better education and health to her children.

Her full thanks go to both the lenders (BJS and Kiva).

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