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Mrs. Minu K., 25 years old, is a tailor in the town of Kritipur in Kathmandu. She opened her tailoring shop 5 years ago. Her specialty is making custom-fitted ladies dresses like Kurta Sulwar, blouses, long dresses, makhshi, and others.

Before starting her own business, Mrs K. took a 6 month training course in tailoring. She request a Rs 30000 loan and plans to use the loan to buy materials for her tailoring work. She wants to add to her family's income and support her children's education.

Her husband's name is Mohan and he is also a tailor. She has two sons, 11 and 6 years old. Her older son is studying in grade 6 and her younger son is in grade 1.

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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 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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
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  • $471,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 74.6
    Nepal Rupees (NPR) = $1 USD