A loan of $250 helped to purchase bitter gourd seeds and fertilizers for cultivation.

Ranjana's story

Ranjana, 46, is married and a housewife. She could not get her elementary education due to her parents' poor financial resources. She is a mother of one son. Her husband is a farmer. Their son is receiving higher education. They live in Dhupguri in the district Jalpaiguri.

For the past 10 years, Ranjana's husband has been growing different vegetables to sell after the harvest in his community. During the harvest, all of the family members get involved. His goal is to improve his agribusiness to strengthen his family's financial stability. He also wants to expand his plantations so that he can give her son a decent inheritance.

Ranjana has taken a loan from BJS (Kiva's partner) to expand their agribusiness. They have decided to grow bitter gourd, which is a very useful crop and in great demand. So they think it will be a lucrative business, and they will earn additional profit from this business to lead a decent life.

Her full thanks go to BJS and Kiva.

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