A loan of $125 helped to buys seed and fertilizer.

Pramila's story

Pramila is 38 years old. She is married and has one child, aged 3. In 2000, she established her vegetable farming business. Working 7 days a week and 4 hours a day, she supoorts her family. She has already received and successfully repaid 3 loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent to buy seed and fertilizer.

In the future, Pramila plans to improve the financial condition 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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