A loan of $225 helped to buy food for her restaurant.


Ratna Keshari's story

This is 32 year-old Ratna keshari S.. She is married and has two children aged 19 and 17. In 2006, she established her small restaurant business. Working 7 days a week and 6 hours a day, she supoorts her family.


She has already received and successfully repaid one loan from Patan BPW which she used to buy cooking materials. In the future, Ratna keshari plans to improve the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.


Whether on the streets of Kathmandu or in the villages outside of the capital, tea shops are places of business and meeting in Nepal. Called a chiya pasal, these tea shops make a sweet, milky tea that can be purchased for a few cents a cup. With a BPW loan, BPW's borrowers are able to keep their store shelves stocked while increasing their profit margins by buying in greater volume.


This loan was administered by BPW's local partner MFI, Patan Business and Professional Women. 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.



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