A loan of $300 helped to buys seeds and fertilizer for her mushroom farming business.


Jagathmaya's story

Jagathmaya is 50 years old and married, with three children who are 15, 17 and 19 years old. In 2000, she established her mushroom farming business. She supports her family by working seven days a week and four hours a day.

She has already received and successfully repaid two loans from Kiva partner Patan BPW. She will use the current loan to buy seeds and fertilizer for her agricultural business. In the future, Jagathmaya plans to improve her family's economic condition. She thanks you for your support.

About Nepali Agriculture:

Over 70% of Nepal's economy is based on agriculture. 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.



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