A loan of $250 helped to buy seeds, fertilizers and other materials needed to cultivate jute.

Akhlima's story

Akhlima, who is a 48-year-old housewife, lives in a remote region of Jalpaiguri with her two children (one daughter and one son) and her husband. She is illiterate and only can sign her name. Her husband Majibar, age 54, is a cultivator by profession. Their two children go to school and both are in grade eight.

Akhlima's husband grows seasonal vegetables and sells the produces in the local market. He earns so little from his agricultural activities that it has become very difficult for them to bear the educational costs and household expenditures. They need to expand the business by cultivating some different crops, which they think should be jute, a very profitable crop.

In order to help her husband, Akhlima has applied for a loan from Kiva’s partner, BJS. She will use the loan to buy seeds, fertilizers and other materials needed for cultivation of jute. The profits from her business will definitely help sustain their daily needs and the children's education. She looks forward to this financial increase with gladness and thankfulness in her heart.

Akhlima dreams of being able to buy another plot of land to expand her farm with the profit.

She wants to give her heartiest thanks to BJS and Kiva.

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