A loan of $250 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers and other agricultural inputs.

Bindeswari's story

Bindeswari is 38 years old. She is a married woman from the small village of Baroghoria in Jalpaiguri district. She attended school up to grade five. She is a mother of four children (three sons and one daughter). All of them are students and read in grade 10, 7, 5 and 1, respectively. Her husband Gayakanta is engaged in cultivation.

Bindeswari's husband farms a variety of crops on their own farmland. Bindeswari also helps her husband in farming by sowing seeds, harvesting and carrying the produces to the market for sale. This agribusiness is the only source of income for the family. But it is extremely difficult for them to manage the household costs as well as the educational costs of their children with such a small income. They need to expand their business by cultivating some other profitable crop like jute. They need some capital for jute cultivation.

Bindeswari applied for a loan from BJS (Kiva’s partner), to buy jute seeds, fertilizers and other agricultural inputs. She hopes that this new crop will support them with good earnings to cover the expenses of a six-member family. She will use the profit from her business to give a good education to her children, strengthen the family economy and purchase a tractor in the future to help with their agriculture.

She is very much glad and thankful towards the lenders.

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