A loan of $400 helped to buy food materials for her business.


Sarswati's story

Sarswati is 50 years-old. She is married and has 3 children aged 25, 21 and 18.

In 2000, she established her tea shop business. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she supoorts her family. She has already received and successfully repaid 6 loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent to buys food materials for her business.

In the future, Sarswati plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.

As a borrower, to improve living standards extra trainings are needed. Whether on the streets of Kathmandu or in the villages outside of the capital, tea shops are places of business and meeting in Nepal. Called a chiya pasal, these tea shops make a sweet, milky tea that can be purchased for a few cents a cup. With a Kiva loan, BPW's borrowers are able to keep their store shelves stocked while increasing their profit margins by buying in greater volume.



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