A loan of $325 helped to buys inventory for her grocery store.

Rabina's story

Rabina is 36 years old . She is married and has 2 children, aged 19 and 17. In 2000, she established her grocery store business. She works 7 days a week and 10 hours a day to support her family.

She has already received and successfully repaid 5 loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent loan to buy groceries for her business. In the future, Rabina plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.

In the Kathmandu Valley, a small grocery store, called a 'pasal', is an important part of the local economy. Fresh produce, milk, and staples such as rice, lentils, and flour are purchased daily for cooking in the home. Owners of small grocery stores use Kiva loans to increase their purchasing power and profit margins. By keeping inventory strong and purchasing in larger amounts, owners of these small stores are able to increase their profitability. While a typical 'pasal' might be no more than 100 sq. feet, they are always full of bargaining customers, incoming produce, and shrewd businesswomen.

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