A loan of $225 helped to purchase a rickshaw for her husband.


Nilima's story

Nilima is 32 and lives in Maynaguri in the district of Jalpaiguri. She is married and a housewife. Her family consists of her three children( one son and two daughters)and her husband. All the children are students and read in grades two, six and seven. She studied up to grade eight, but her husband Nikhil is illiterate and can only sign his name.

Nilima's husband is a rickshaw puller. A rickshaw is a kind of transport that is widely used in rural areas in India, especially in West Bengal. He carries people in his rickshaw to earn money to cover the expenses of his family's household. Very recently, the rickshaw was damaged in an accident. As a result, his income has stopped and they are facing an acute financial crisis. They thought it over and have decided to purchase one new cycle-van but lack the capital.

Nilima heard that BJS gives financial assistance to rural women and she took a loan to purchase a new rickshaw for her husband. This will allow her husband to carry on earning an income to strengthen their family's economy. She wants to buy more rickshaws to expand the business.

She and her husband give their hearty thanks to BJS and Kiva.



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