A loan of $450 helped to buy raw materials for tailoring business.


Rita's story

Rita is 32 years-old. She is married and has 2 children, aged 14 and 7. In 2000, she established her tailoring business. Working 6 days a week and 8 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid 4 loans from Patan BPW. She used her most recent loan to buy raw materials for her tailoring business. In the future, Rita plans to uplift the economic conditons 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 the traditional women's kurta surwal and men's daura surwal. With a Kiva loan, BPW borrowers are able to purchase additional material (fabric) or sewing machines that will increase production and profitability.



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