A loan of $150 helped to purchase bamboo sticks and other supplies for making baskets.


Jyotsna's story

Jyotsna is a young, energetic 21-year-old married lady. She has one small child. She lives with her husband in a small village in Maynaguri.

Her husband is associated with a small trade, but his income is not sufficient for their family maintenance. Jyotsna is a hardworking woman; to give financial support, she prepares bamboo baskets and sells them in the local bazaar. There is great demand for these baskets in rural areas. The materials required to make the baskets are expensive, so it was not possible for her to run the business effectively.

Jyotsna decided to join BJS (Kiva’s partner) and take out a loan so she can buy more bamboo sticks and other supplies for preparing more baskets. From childhood Jyotsna is very much expert in making handicraft items; that is why she plays the decent role of making the baskets in a good way. Her neighbors are also fond of her baskets, so Jyotsna got encouragement in making baskets. She hopes this will improve her financial status and enhance her business on a large scale. She also wants to employ a laborer in this work to assist her and to enlarge her business. Jyotsna is very much thankful to BJS and Kiva for helping her to improve her business.



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