A loan of $150 helped to purchase raw materials for her incense-making business.

Chandana's story

Chandana is a housewife from Petkathi village, Mayanaguri, Jaipaiguri District. She is 29 years old, married to Kamal, and has two children who are too small to go to school. She wants her children to lead a very successful life with a good education in near future. Chandana is not much educated, studied up to grade 4.

Her husband is a local van puller by trade. Chandana has her own incense-making business. She is engaged in this business to give additional financial support to her family. She is experienced in this field, that’s why she has chosen this business. After taking the loan from BJS (Kiva’s partner), she wants to improve her business and purchase raw materials. She gives a supply of incense to the local shops and her incense has a great demand in the locality. The strike of laborers creates a great difficulty in her business, but any difficulties cannot stop her to grow in her life as well as to flourish in her business.

As she is a very courageous lady, she gives support to her husband and family. Her self-confidence and enormous skill make her a good entrepreneur, which helps her to improve their economic and social condition. She is grateful to BJS and Kiva for this loan.

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