A loan of $200 helped to purchase farm supplies to grow paddy.

Nanibala's story

Nanibala is a 29-year-old housewife from a small village, Baroghoria in Jalpaiguri district. She lives with her husband, Ganga, and two school-going kids (one son and one daughter) who are attending school (grade 6 and grade 3). Nanibala is illiterate, and her husband attended up to grade 7. They were deprived of further education due to the poor financial resources of their parents.

Nanibala's husband is a farmer by profession who has a plot of cultivable land. He works hard to come out ahead in vegetable cultivation. He has several years of experience working on his farm. His products are in much demand in the markets. Nanibala is an energetic and hardworking woman. She greatly supports her husband in his work after finishing her household jobs. The income of the family depends entirely on this agricultural activity, so she and her partner want to develop it by growing paddy. Being the main food for the people of her locality, rice is in great demand in the market. They hope it will be a lucrative business for them to strengthen their family's economy.

So Nanibala is requesting a loan from BJS (Kiva’s partner) to buy seeds, fertilizers, compost, herbicides, etc., to be able to have a better quality of harvest, which will earn good revenue. Through the loan, they can improve their business; thus, they will have a better quality of life without limitations.

Nanibala aspires to get ahead with this business for a steady income for the family. She thanks both BJS and Kiva.

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