A loan of $350 helped to buy materials for her tailoring business.

Nura's story

In 2000, Nura established her tailoring business. She is 35 years old, married and has two children, ages 16 and 12. Working 6 days a week and 8 hours a day, she supports her family.

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 cloth material or sewing machines that will increase production and profitability.

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

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