A loan of $250 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers and pesticides for cultivating pumpkins.

Sahiban's story

Sahiban is a young lady of only 28 years. She is married, a housewife and uneducated (can only sign her name) and lives with her husband Bablu, aged 27 years. They are raising their two school-going children (one son and one daughter). They are in grade 5 and 6 only. They live in their own house in Baroghoria in the district Jalpaiguri.

Sahiban's husband is associated with the business of cultivation of vegetables in their farmland. He learned to grow vegetables from a very young age by watching his parents. He gives his best effort to grow good vegetables to satisfy his customers and meet the family expenses. When harvest time comes, Sahiban helps him. But he can't give sufficient financial sustenance with his small income. So, they have decided to expand their business and cultivate pumpkins.

Sahiban is requesting a loan from BJS (Kiva’s partner) to purchase seeds, fertilizers and wants to start pumpkin cultivation. She hopes that this business will help her a lot, because with the earnings, she will be able to manage the household expenses.

Her dreams are to continue helping her husband by improving the business, to support her children in improving academically, and start a grocery shop with the profit from her business.

She thanks BJS and Kiva for giving their support.

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