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Mrs. Kamala B. is a resident of Bhashipati, Lalitpur district. Most of the people in this region are farmers. Mrs. B. lives in a single family home with her husband and two sons. Her husband, Mr. Ram Krishna B., is a farmer. Her older son is studying in grade eight and younger son is in pre-primary school.

The income from her husband was insufficient to support the family so she opened a grocery store two years ago in Bhaishipati. She sells different types of foods in her shop such as rice, maizes and various snacks. She uses her income for household expenses.

Kamala is applying for a loan of 15,000 Nepalese Rupees in order to purchase additional groceries for her 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 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.

About Nepal

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Nepal Loans Fundraising
  • $559,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 76.4
    Nepal Rupees (NPR) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Kamala to purchase additional groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2009
Sep 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010