A loan of $350 helped to purchase seeds and fertilizers.


Dhan Maya's story

Dhan Maya is 40 years old, married, and has two children. In 2000, she established her vegetable farming business. Working seven days a week and four hours a day, she supports her family.

Dhan Maya has already received and successfully repaid six loans from Patan BPW and will use her most recent loan to buy seeds and fertilizers. In the future, Dhan Maya plans to raise the economic condition of her family.

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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