A loan of $250 helped to purchase seeds and fertilizers for paddy cultivation.

Basabi's story

Basabi is a very young lady of only 26 years. She is married to Subhash. They have three children (one son and two daughters). Basabi is a homemaker and is illiterate. She can only sign her name. Her husband has a secondary education. Two of their children are students in different grades in primary school; the third one is too young for school. They have a small kachha house (made of straw, mud and bamboo) in the small town of Dhupguri in the district of Jalpaiguri.

Basabi's husband is a farmer and earns a living by farming green vegetables like chili, cabbages and different vegetables in different seasons on their plot of land. She and her husband work hard and always grow high quality products that they sell in the local market to make their livelihood. She needs to expand her existing business to give additional financial support to her family. She thought of cultivating paddy on their land, which is a vegetable that is in great demand in West Bengal and used as the staple food.

Basabi heard that BJS gives loans to rural women for their businesses. She has taken a loan from them to purchase high quality paddy seeds and fertilizers to start cultivation.

Her dream is to improve the family's finances and to secure her children's career with the profit generated from this business.

She also aspires to purchase more land in the future to grow their business.

She is very grateful to BJS and Kiva for funding her loan.

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