A loan of $425 helped to buys seeds and fertilizers.


Matha's story

Matha is 39 years-old. She is married and has 2 children, aged 19 and 12. In 2000, she established her vegetable farming business. Working 7 days a week and 4 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid 5 loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent to to buys seeds and fertilizers for her farming business.

In the future, Matha plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support. As a borrower to improve living standard extra trainings needed. Over 70% of Nepal's economy is agricultural. 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. Over 70% of Nepal's economy is agricultural. 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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