Mrs. Sunita S., a resident of Sanepa, lives in a single family home with her husband, Mr. Surendra S., and their two children. Her daughter is studying in grade 5 and her son is in primary school.
Both Mr. and Mrs. S. are engaged in business in a small restaurant which they opened two years ago. They make different items of Nepali food in their restaurant, and they prefer to make dal bhat (cooked or steamed rice and lentil soup) in their shop. They also serve tea and coffee to their customers.
Mrs. S. is requesting a loan of Rs 15,000 to buy various types of food ingredients for their business.
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.