Ram Keshari M. is a 24 years old woman who lives in Thecho, in the Lalitpur district of Kathmandu Valley. Most people who live in this region are farmers. She lives with her husband and daughter.
Her husband, Dadu Raj M. is a carpenter and he opened his furniture shop three years ago. All of the family's needs are met using his income. Ram Keshari seeks a loan of Rs30,000 to buy lumber to help her husband's furniture business grow. Her husband makes beds, tables and chairs.
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.