Neeru K. lives in a single family home with her husband and three sons, in Sainbu-Bhaishipati Lalitpur. Her husband is a driver. All her sons, ages 13, 11 and 10 are students.
Neeru is a grocery storekeeper. She sells a variety of grocery foods in her shop such as maize, rice, noodles, biscuits etc. She opened her store to improve the standard of living of her family.
Neeru is applying for a loan of Rs 30,000 to purchase additional grocery items to attract new customers.
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.