Mrs. Sumitra R. lives in Kulashwor, which is located in the Kathmandu district, and most of the people in the region are engaged in small business.
Sumitra lives in a single family home with her husband and three children. She has two sons and one daughter. Both her sons are studying in high school and her daughter is in lower secondary school.
She opened her vegetable shop a year ago to raise her family's standard of living. She sells green vegetables in her shop. Sumitra utilizes her income to provide education for her children.
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.