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Mrs. Rima B. is a resident of Sainbu-Bhashipati which is located in Lalitpur district. It is one of the developing villages of Lalitpur and most of the people in this region are engaged in agriculture.

Mrs. Rima B. lives with her husband and one son. Her husband, Mr. Rajendra, is in the Nepal army and her son is studying in pre-primary school.

Mrs. B. started her goat-raising business three years ago to help her husband financially. Now she has five goats. She buys baby goats and sells them in the local market after four to five months. This business helps her to improve the economic conditions of her family.

Now, Mrs. B. is requesting an Rs 30,000 loan to buy ten more baby goats for her business. She will also use the loan to buy feed for her goats.

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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.

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $468,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 72.0
    Nepal Rupees (NPR) = $1 USD