A loan of $375 helped to buy wood and timbers.

Sanu Maya's story

Sanu Maya is 40 years-old. She is married and has 2 children, aged 19 and 12. In 2008, she established her furniture making business. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid 4 loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent loan to buy woods and timber for her business. In the future, Sanu Maya plans to uplift the economic conditions of her family. She thanks you for your support.

In Nepal, furniture is still made the old-fashioned way. Using little more than basic hand tools, skilled artisans form raw lumber into beautifully finished pieces of furniture. With precision and an eye for detail, furniture makers produce shelves, bed frames, and cabinet sets. With the help of a Kiva loan, a furniture maker is able to increase the volume of their lumber purchase or to hire additional labor. This additional leverage allows an entrepreneur to increase productivity and profitability.

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