A loan of $275 helped stock for grocery store.

Jagath Maya's story

This is Jagath Maya M.. She is married and has four children: three daughters aged 25, 20, and 17, and a son aged nine. Working seven days per week and often more than 12 hours per day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid two loans from BPW Patan and will use her most recent loan to buy additional grocery goods for her family business, which she operates with her husband. She thanks you for your support.

In the Kathmandu Valley, a small grocery store, called a 'pasal', is an important part of the local economy. Fresh produce, milk, and staples such as rice, lentils, and flour are purchased daily for cooking in the home. Owners of small grocery stores use Kiva loans to increase their purchasing power and profit margins. By keeping inventory strong and purchasing in larger amounts, owners of these small stores are able to increase profitability. While a typical 'pasal' might be no more than 100 sq. feet, they are always full of bargaining customers, incoming produce, and shrewd businesswomen. This loan was administered by Kiva's local partner MFI, Patan Business and Professional Women.

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