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Bir Maiya
Mrs. Bir Maiya M. is a grocery shopkeeper in the village of Khokhana. Khokhana is located in Lalitpur district. Most of the people in this region are engaged in farming. Mrs. M. opened her grocery store three years ago to improve the living standard of her family. She sells different verieties of grocery items such as rice, maize, biscuits, noodles, etc. in her shop. In this coming month, the Nepalese celebrate their main festivals, Dashain and Tihar. People buy lots of goods for these festivals, so Mrs. M. is requesting for Rs 15000.00 loan to invest in her shop to meet the increasing demand of her customers.



Mrs. M. lives in a single family with her husband and two children. Her husband, Mr. Dipendra M., works in a private office. Both her daughter and son are studying in Higher Secondary School.

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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 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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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $468,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 73.4
    Nepal Rupees (NPR) = $1 USD