Mrs. Dipa K. (see this note on Nepali names) is a resident of Sanepa, Lalitpur. She opened her grocery shop two years ago to improve the living standard of her family. Assisted by all members of her family, she sells a variety of grocery items in her shop such as rice, maize, biscuits (cookies) and snacks.
Now Mrs. K. is requesting a loan to buy more grocery goods for her shop. She is planning to spend any increase in income to help her husband to improve the quality of life of her family.
Mrs. Dipa K., lives with her father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law and her husband, Mr. Amit K., who works in a private office.
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.