Mrs. Jamuna is a shopkeeper in the town of Chetrapati, Kathmandu. She opened her grocery store six years ago as a way to strengthen the economic condition of her family. She sells different types of items, including rice, maize and snacks. Competition is tougher than it used to be because there are now lots of grocery stores near hers. To stay in business, she needs to sells goods cheaply, and that means investing money in her store. That is why Mrs. Jamuna is requesting a loan to make her store better
Mrs. Jamuna is married and has three children, all of whom are still in school
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.