Tara Devi M. lives in Thecho, Lalitpur. She lives in a single family with her husband and one daughter. Her husband Mr. Shyam M. works in catering service. Her daughter is studying in grade 11. Mrs. M. is a grocery shopkeeper in the village of Thecho. She set up her grocery store six years ago to improve the economic condition of her family. Her husband and daughter also help her in the shop. She sells different types of grocery goods such as rice, maize, cold-drinks and various types of snacks. She requests a loan of Rs 30,000 to buy grocery goods. She will also use this loan to expand her shop.
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 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.