A loan of $400 helped farming materials.

Sani Bahini's story

Sani Bahini T., 46, is married and has two children, 24 and 22 years old. In 1990, she established her farming business, and by working six days a week and four hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and repaid two loans from Patan BPW, having used her most recent one to purchase additional farming materials. In the future, Sani Bahini plans to supply vegetable produce to local store. 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.

This loan is administered by Kiva's local partner MFI, Patan Business and Professional Women. Patan BPW became Kiva's first field partner in Nepal in 2007. Patan BPW operates throughout the Kathmandu Valley, offering microcredit and business training programs to low-income women. In addition to providing economic opportunity to their clients, Patan BPW seeks to empower Nepali women within the home and community. For more information about Patan BPW, visit our partner page and keep an eye out for new loans and borrower updates. Join our lending team: BPW Lending Team.

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