A loan of $250 helped to purchase more sound boxes, music systems, and wires to rent.

Dinobala's story

Dinobala is a 45-year-old housewife. She lives with her husband Monomohan, 57, and her 2 sons in the small town of Dhupguri in the district of Jalpaiguri, in their own kachha house (a house made of bamboo, straw and mud). Both Dinobala and her husband are illiterate and can only sign their names. Their children were also deprived of an education due to their poor economic resources. They are engaged in some small businesses.

Dinobala's husband has been involved in agricultural activities for the last 10 years. This is the only source of income for the family, but his business does not provide him with sufficient financial sustenance. Thus, Dinobala started her own decorator business to generate additional income. She rents sound boxes, microphones, speakers, etc. for special occasions such as marriage ceremonies, birthday parties, different meetings, etc.

She is well known in her region for her good behavior, honesty and simplicity. So, she expects these qualities will help to develop her decorator business. Now she wants to grow her business to satisfy more customers. But she lacks the capital to do so. Thus, Dinobala has come forward and applied for a loan from BJS (Kiva’s partner) to buy more decorative items like sound boxes, music systems, wires etc. to grow her business.

She hopes to keep on expanding and developing this business by moving to a larger shop in her locality. She is very hopeful this business will be a lucrative one and will change their present financial situation.

She is thankful to BJS and Kiva for funding the loan.

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