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Mrs. Anu S., 29-years-old, is a tailor in the town of Thikedewal in Lalitpur. She opened her tailoring shop three years ago. Her specialty is making custom-fitted ladies' dresses and school uniforms for both boys and girls. She prefers to make popular dresses like Kurta Salwar, blouses, ladies' long dresses, Makhshi and others.

Before starting her own business, Mrs. S. took a six-month training course in tailoring. Now, Mrs. S. is requesting a NPR 15,000 loan to buy raw materials for her work. Mrs. S. lives in a single family with her husband and son. Her husband's name is Mr. Sanjay S. and he works in his own workshop. She has one son, who is studying in primary school.

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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
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  • $471,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.0
    Nepal Rupees (NPR) = $1 USD