A loan of $225 helped to purchase necessary materials for their existing business of making clay idols of gods and goddesses.


Anamika's story

Anamika is 34 years old and married. She attended school up to grade 9. Her husband, Ashis, is 43 years old and he also studied up to grade 9. They live in the small town of Dhupguri which is in the district of Jalpaiguri. She is a mother of one son.

Anamika works very hard to support her family. Her husband sells beetle nuts (a kind of mouth freshener used in rural areas). In their spare time both Anamika and her husband make clay idols of gods and goddesses.

Anamika has been engaged in this business for about ten years. She and her husband give hard labour to this business. Anamika's husband has good experience in the field. But this is a seasonal business and they earn very little from it; hardly enough for maintaining their family's household. If they can invest more, it will earn a good profit.

Anamika heard from her neighbours that BJS ( Kiva's partner) gives loans to rural women for business. So she has taken a loan from BJS to purchase necessary materials for their business such as clay, colors, brushes, cloths, etc.

Anamika is an enterprising woman and she hopes to be able to increase her business and as well as her earnings so that she can fulfill their customers’ needs and improve their living conditions.

She is grateful to Kiva and BJS.



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