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

Sarita's story

Sarita is 46 years old. She is married and has two children, ages 22 and 20. In 2000, she established her vegetable farming business. Working seven days a week and four hours a day, she supports her family. Sarita has already received and successfully repaid six loans from Patan BPW. She used her most recent loan to buy seeds and fertilizers. In the future, Sarita plans to improve the economic conditions of her family. She thanks you for your support.

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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