A loan of $500 helped to buy seeds and fertiizers.


Manisha's story

Manisha is a 27 years married woman, with one daughter of 3 years. She has started a vegetable farming business. Working 7 days a week and 4 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid 6 loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent one to buy seeds and fertilizer. In the future, she plans to uplift the economic conditions of her family. She thanks you for your support.

Over 70% of Nepal's economy is agricultural. Typically, Nepali households grow crops on small plots of terraced land. Rice (bhat), lentils (daal), and vegetables (thakari) are the staples of the Nepali diet. With a Kiva loan, BPW's borrowers are able to purchase greater amounts of seeds and fertilizer. With more seeds and fertilizer, a borrower is able to grow cash crops to be sold in the local market. Such crops allow households to move beyond subsistence and provide much-needed cash income throughout the year.



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