Goma K. owns one cow and and makes a living selling milk in her area. In Nepal pure, fresh cow’s milk is highly valued as a beverage and for its contribution to health. She carries her milk around with her in containers and sells it door to door every morning and every evening.
Goma K. lives in a growing neighborhood in which demand for milk is constantly increasing. To help meet this demand, she would like to buy another cow to increase her production. She plans to purchase a jersey cow, which produces more milk than most cows, and has applied for a $300 loan to fund the purchase.
About BPW PatanThis 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.
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