Mrs. Anju T., 22 years old, is a tailor in the town of Kulashwor. She opened her tailoring shop more than a year ago. Before she opened her own shop, she took six month of training for tailoring work. Her specialty is making custom-fitted ladies dresses and school uniforms for both boys and girls. She prefers to make popular dresses like the Kurta Sulwar, Blouses, Ladies long dresses, Makhshi, and others.
She plans to use her Rs 20000.00 loan to buy raw materials for her tailoring work.
Mrs. Anju T. lives with her husband, two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law. Her husband, Mr. Hari, went outside of the country for work.
About BPW Patan
This loan was administered by Kiva's Field Partner, Patan Business and Professional Women. BPW Patan became Kiva's first Field Partner in Nepal in 2007. BPW Patan is continuing to operate after the serious earthquake which took place in Nepal in April 2015. Given the difficult circumstances borrowers and partners face post-natural disasters, these loans may therefore carry additional risk. BPW Patan operates throughout the Kathmandu Valley, offering microcredit, business training, and literacy classes to low-income women in both urban and rural areas. BPW Patan uses a group lending methodology, which not only allows women without collateral to access finance, but also provides members with a valuable support system. In addition to providing economic opportunities to its clients, BPW Patan seeks to empower Nepali women within their homes and communities. For more information about BPW Patan, visit the BPW Patan Partner Page and keep an eye out for new loans and borrower updates. Also, please consider joining the BPW Patan Lending Team to show your support.