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Kamala


A loan of $350 helped to buy a young milk-giving cow.


Kamala's story

Kamala is 40 years-old. She is married and has two children, age 16 and 9.

In 2000, she established her cow's-milk-selling business. Working seven days a week and four hours a day, she supports her family.

She has already received and successfully repaid four loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent to buy a young milk-giving cow.

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

Dairy cows are an important source of nutrition and income in Nepal. Cows are never raised for beef, but for there milk from which curd (duy) and fresh cheese (paneer) are made. Jersey cows are the preferred breed for milking. On average, a dairy cow in Nepal will produce about 10 liters of milk each day. In the local market, a liter of milk sells for about USD $0.50. In addition to producing milk, cows provide dung that is used in home construction and as fuel for fires. It can also be captured in methane storage tanks. The purchase of a dairy cow, made possible through a Kiva loan, is an investment that will repay itself many times over.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: May 4, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Patan Business and Professional Women

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: May 4, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Patan Business and Professional Women