A loan of $250 helped to purchase agricultural inputs for farming jute.

Begam's story

Begam is a 30-year-old housewife. She is from Maynaguri. She has attended school up to eighth grade and wanted to carry on, but did not have the support of her parents as they were really badly off economically. She grew up and married Tariful. Her husband is a farmer and she is a housewife, and they have three children (one son and two daughters). Two of the children go to school and one is too small for school.

The full family is dependent on her husband's agribusiness financially. He has worked in agriculture since he was very young. He works all day long on his farmland and grows vegetables and sells them in the local market to earn for the family.

Now Begam wants to expand her agribusiness to be able to effectively meet the growing needs of her family. She and her husband have decided to cultivate jute, which is a much demanded crop in their locality. A loan will enable her to buy agricultural inputs like seeds, fertilizers and chemicals for plants and so she is asking for a loan for that purpose from BJS (Kiva's partner).

She is very happy with this loan, which she knows can change their income level and standard of living. Her goals are to admit her children to renowned schools for better education.

Her full thanks go to BJS and Kiva.

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