A loan of $375 helped to buys seed and fertilizer fro her farm.

Ishori's story

Ishori, sixty years old, is married and has two children aged 35 and 34 years. In 1995 she started farming vegetables. Working seven days a week and five hours a day, she helps support her family.

Ishori has already received and successfully repaid five loans from Patan BPW. With this 30000 NPR loan she will buy seeds and fertilizer for her farm. With her farm profits Ishori plans to raise her family’s standard of living. She thanks you for your support.

Note: 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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