A loan of $175 helped to purchase agricultural supplies like seeds and fertilizers for cultivating cucumber.

Sanjima's story

Sanjima is only 24 years old and lives in a remote village of Kathapara in the district of Jalpaiguri. She has an elementary school education and she attended school until grade seven. She is married and a housewife who is blessed with two little children (one son and one daughter). Her husband Maijul Islam is a 30-year-old farmer. Their children are receiving an education and are in grade one.

Sanjima's husband is the only breadwinner for the family. He is an experienced farmer who has been cultivating his farmland for the last seven years, growing vegetables. He grows mainly beans, chili, and gourds and sells the products in the local markets. This industrious man is fully dedicated to his agribusiness for raising his family well. But his income is too scant for the family's well being. So, Sanjima and her husband have decided to grow some other crop that is profitable and has much market demand and they have chosen to grow cucumbers.

In need of additional working capital, Sanjima has applied for a loan from BJS (Kiva's partner). She wants to purchase farm supplies such as seeds, fertilizers etc. She hopes that this business will provide her family with additional profit for covering the daily needs of her family.

She wants to keep aside money from her profit for her children's education.

She is very much thankful to BJS and Kiva for this loan.

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