A loan of $250 helped to purchase a dairy cow for her animal husbandry business.


Tamijan's story

Tamijan is 49 years old. She is married to Safiar, 54 years old. Both are raising three children (two sons and one daughter). One of her sons works as a mason, the other is in college. Their daughter is a student in grade 12. Tamijan and her husband both are uneducated and can only sign their names. They live in the remote village of Baroghoria in the district of Jalpaiguri. Tamijan's husband is associated with a small business, which does not provide enough income to lead a decent life. Tamijan is also helping the family by running an animal husbandry business. She has a milking cow and she sells milk for many years. She initiated her own business and bought a cow to support her family, at the time when her husband was struggling hard to cover the family expenses. With the passage of time, her sales and income increased. She now has three goats in addition to the cow. This has all happened due to her courage and determination. Because of her hard work, she is respected in her family. Now she wants to purchase one more cow for expanding her milk supply business, to strengthen their financial condition. She has taken a loan from BJS (Kiva's partner) for this purpose. She hopes this will help her to get additional income, which will give more stability to her family. She wants to build a concrete-made house for their family with the profit earned from this business. She thanks her lenders (BJS and Kiva).



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