Total loan: $250


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SainbuBhaishepati, , Nepal / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy seeds and fertilizers.

Saraswoti's story

Saraswoti is 43 years old. She is married and has two children aged 25 and 22. Many years ago, she established her business to produce and sell vegetables. Working seven days a week and eight hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid five loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent to buy fertilizers and seeds. In the future, Saraswoti plans to uplift the economic condition 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 seed 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.