Mrs. Mina B. is a tailor in the town of Patan. Her specialty is making custom-fitted ladies dresses like kurta sulwar, blouses, ladies' long dresses, makhshi and others.
Before starting her own business, Mrs B. took a six month training course in tailoring from a tailor shop near her locality.
She plans to use her loan of 10,000 NPR to buy materials for her tailoring work. She wants to use the shop's income to sustain herself and for her daughter's education. In Nepal, the cost of a good education is very high.
Her husband's name is Santa Man. He works in his own small shop. Her daughter is studying in pre-primary school.
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.