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Mrs. Trisula S., 38, lives in Khapichhen. Khapichhen is located in Lalitpur district and most of the people in this region are engaged in small businesses. Mrs. S. lives in a nuclear family with her husband and one son. Her husband, Mr. Gokarna S., works in a cyber-cafe. Her son is now six years old and he is attending pre-primary school.

Mrs. Trisula S. is engaged in weaving woollen sweaters and shawls. She started weaving 6 years ago. She also opened a woollen sweater shop near her house. She weaves different types of woollen sweaters. She sells sweaters to big dealers. Especially foreigners love hand-knitted woollen sweaters. Nowadays the demand for woollen sweaters is increasing. So, to meet the demand, Mrs. S. is requesting a loan in the amount of Rs. 20,000 to buy wool and implements for making woollen sweaters.

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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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  • $471,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 74.6
    Nepal Rupees (NPR) = $1 USD