Total loan: $325

Nani Maya

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Sanepa, Central Development Region, Nepal / Agriculture

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Nani Maya's story

Nani Maya is 44 years old, married and has three children aged 22, 18 and 16. In 1997, she went into business as a vegetable farmer. She works seven days a week, five hours a day to support her family. She has already received and successfully repaid four loans from Patan BPW, and used her most recent loan to buy seeds and fertilizer. Her goal for the future is to improve her family's living conditions, and she extends sincerest thanks to Kiva lenders for their support. Over 70 percent 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 staples of the Nepali diet. With a Kiva loan, BPW's borrowers can buy greater amounts of seed and fertilizer which they use to grow cash crops to sell in their local market. These sales allow households to move beyond subsistence farming by generating much-needed cash income throughout the year.