A loan of $300 helped to buy food materials for her business.

Sanu's story

Sanu is 36 years old. She is married and has 3 children aged 19, 13 and 7. In 2004, she established her tea shop business. Working 7 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 to buy food materials for her business. In the future, Sanu plans to improve the financial condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.

Whether on the streets of Kathmandu or in the villages outside of the capital, tea shops are places of business and meeting in Nepal. Called a chiya pasal, these tea shops make a sweet, milky tea that can be purchased for a few cents a cup. With a Kiva loan, BPW's borrowers are able to keep their store shelves stocked while increasing their profit margins by buying in greater volume.

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