A loan of $175 helped to purchase seeds, fertilizers and pesticides for paddy rice cultivation.


Shampa's story

Shampa, 24 years old, is a young and energetic housewife from the village of Raypara in Jalpaiguri district. She lives with her husband Chandan and two children (one son and one daughter). One of her children is a student in grade one and the other is below school-going age. She received an education up to grade seven and her husband studied until grade nine.

Shampa's husband is associated with agricultural activities. He has been involved in this activity for five years. He mainly cultivates rice on his own farmland. He has a huge experience in paddy rice cultivation. Shampa helps her husband in many ways with the agricultural activities. Now he wants to boost his agricultural business to strengthen his family's financial situation.

Shampa heard that Kiva’s partner, BJS, gives business loans to rural women and she has taken a loan from them. She wants to use the loan to purchase agricultural supplies such as seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. Rice is the staple food of the people in her locality. So Shampa hopes it will be a profitable business. Her ambition is to enlarge the business. She is struggling hard to do this and hopes it will provide a good income and improve their family's financial standard.

She aspires to construct a concrete-made house and she gives her hearty thanks to her lenders (BJS and Kiva).



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