Ruku is 45 years old. She is married and has two children, age 21 and 16.
In 2001, she established her potato selling business. She buys potatoes from the Kalimati bazaar, which is one of the famous wholesale vegetable bazaars of the Kathmandu valley. She sells potatoes cheaply in the local market. Working seven days a week and eight hours a day, she supports her family.
She has already received and successfully repaid seven loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent to buy potatoes for her business. In the future, Ruku plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.
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.