A loan of $300 helped to buys raw materials for her business.


Sarmila's story

Sarmila is 30 years old. She is married and has one child, age 11. In 2000, she established her business of making religious statutes. Working six days a week and seven hours a day, she supoorts her family. She has already received and successfully repaid three loans from Patan BPW. Sarmila used her most recent loan to buys raw materials for her business. In the future, Sarmila plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support. Nepal has a long and rich history of traditional handicrafts. Throughout the Kathmandu Valley, skilled artisans produce unique pieces of art that reflect Nepal's cultural diversity. Terra cotta pottery comes from the red clay of the surrounding Himalayan foothills. Bronze and silver statuettes are formed using wax molds and intricate hand tool finishing. In Patan, the Newari culture and traditions are reflected in the images and symbols etched into metal or carved in stone. With the help of a Kiva loan, Nepal's artisans are able to purchase raw materials in greater volume. This increase in volume allows a single artisan to work on several pieces at the same time while increasing their profit margin.



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