A loan of $350 helped to buy material for her tailoring business.


Chandra Shova's story

Chandra Shova B. is thirty years old, married and has two children aged nine and two. In 2000, she established her tailoring business. Working seven days a week and eight hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid three loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent loan to buy material for her business.


Chandra Shova plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.


In the Kathmandu Valley, clothing is made to order. Tailor stalls line the streets where store owners sell material and work their sewing machines. These skilled tailors make school uniforms for children as well as the traditional women's kurta surwal and men's daura surwal. With a Kiva loan, BPW borrowers are able to purchase additional material or sewing machines which will increase production and profitability.


About Patan BPW:


This loan was administered by Kiva's local partner microfinance institution, Patan Business and Professional Women (BPW). 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.


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