A loan of $250 helped to purchase jute seeds and necessary ingredients for jute cultivation.


Mahabuli's story

Mahabuli lives with her husband and three children (two sons and one daughter) in a rural village Magurmari in the district Jalpaiguri. Mahabuli is only 28 years old, young, energetic and hardworking. Her husband Saiful, aged 41 years, is a farmer by profession. Both are illiterate but can sign their names only. They could not get an education as their parents could not support them financially. Two of their children go to school in grade 5 and 3; the third one is too young.

Mahabuli's husband has been associated with agricultural activities for a long time to give all the basic needs of the family. He mainly grows potatoes, beans and chillis in his own farmland. Though Mahabuli is a housewife, she contributes her effort to growing crops, doing cleaning work, harvesting the crop, spreading the manure, etc. Thanks to their effort and determination, they somehow manage to cover their household expenses.

Now Mahabali is requesting a loan from BJS to start a jute business. She plans to purchase seeds, fertilizers, and manure to cultivate this crop. Her plans for the future are to have a large plantation of this crop. She can then earn more and strengthen the inheritance that she will leave for her children. In addition to this, Mahabuli's priority is the education of her children.

She aspires to start a photo studio in future with the additional profit, which will be earned from this business.

She is grateful to BJS and Kiva for fulfilling her dreams by giving her a loan.



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