A loan of $425 helped to buy raw materials for her work.

Tari's story

This is 47-year-old Tari M.. She is married and has three children, ages 30, 22 and 15. In 2000, she established her tailoring business. Working 7 days a week and 8 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid six loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent loan to buy raw materials for her business. In the future, Tari plans to improve 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 cloth material or sewing machines that will increase production and profitability.

This loan is 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: BPW Partner Page. Join our lending team: BPW Lending Team.

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