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Tara is 33 years old. She is married and has two children aged 15 and 9. In 2002, she established her tea shop business. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she supports her family.

She has already received and successfully repaid six loans from Patan BPW, and used her most recent loan to buy food materials for her business.

In the future, Tara plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.

Whether on the streets of Kathmandu or in the villages outside of the capital, tea shops are places of business and meeting in Nepal. Called a "chiya pasal", these tea shops make a sweet, milky tea that can be purchased for a few cents a cup. With a Kiva loan, BPW's borrowers are able to keep their store shelves stocked while increasing their profit margins by buying in greater volume.

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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 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.

About Nepal

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Nepal Loans Fundraising
  • $559,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 89.5
    Nepal Rupees (NPR) = $1 USD