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Mrs. Dipu M. is a 37-year-old lady who lives in Tangal, Lalitpur District, Nepal. She lives in a single family with her husband, Mr. Mangal M., and their two sons. Her older son is in grade 10 and her younger son is in primary school.

Mrs. M. and her husband opened their kitchenware shop seven years ago. In their shop they sell different types of steel items, including dinner plates, glasses, jugs, spoons, cups, cooking pots and much more. The income from the shop meets the basic needs of the family. Now they are requesting their third loan of NPR30,000.00 from Kiva to buy more steel goods and expand the shop.

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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 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.

About Nepal

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Nepal Loans Fundraising
  • $468,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 77.8
    Nepal Rupees (NPR) = $1 USD