A loan of $450 helped to buy food for her tea shop.

Manisha's story

This is 22-year-old Manisha S.. She is married and has one child, aged 3. In 2007, she established her tea shop business. Working 7 days a week and 7 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid 4 loans from Patan BPW. She used her most recent loan to purchase food for her business.

In the future, Manisha plans to lift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.

Whether on the streets of Kathmandu or in the villages outside 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 Kiva 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 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:
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