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Mrs. Laxmi S., 35 years old, lives in Tangal, Lalitpur. She is an active member in her group. She lives in a single family household with her husband, a daughter and a son. Her husband, Raju S., makes clothing garments in their own small garment factory and sells them in the local market. Her daughter is studying in grade 3 and her son is in grade 1. Mrs. S. makes different types of dolls, like dogs and cats, from different materials. For her work she is asking for $230 to buy different raw cotton materials. She wants to meet the demands of her customers by increasing production.

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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.

About Nepal

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Nepal Loans Fundraising
  • $609,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $225 helped Laxmi to buy raw materials for her work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2007
Sep 26, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 24, 2009