Premku D. lives in Chappagaun Village. She lives with her husband and their daughter. Her husband's name is Shyam D. and he is a farmer. Most of the people in this region are dependent on agriculture and farming.
Premku D. is engaged in handicraft work. She makes different types of traditional sandals, which are made of thick cloth. Most of the people in Nepal use these types of sandals in kitchens. These types of sandals are also used in wedding ceremonies. She has three years of experience in this job. Mostly people use these sandals in the winter season. She supplies her products in Asan Market. Asan is one of the very busy bazaars of Kathmandu. Now Mrs. D. is requesting a Rs 25,000 loan to buy raw materials for her work.
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.