A loan of $300 helped to buy seeds and fertilizer.

Sita's story

This is 34-year-old Sita T.. She is married and has two children, aged 16 and 7. In 2009, she established a vegetable farming business. Working seven days a week and eight hours a day, she supoorts her family. She has already received and successfully repaid two loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent loan to purchase seeds and fertilizer for her farm.

In the future, Sita plans to improve 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.

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

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