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A loan of $300 helped to buys grocery goods for her business.


Krishna's story

Krishna is 37 years old. She is married and has three children aged 18, 16 and 14. In 2003, she established her grocery store business. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid four loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent to buy grocery goods for her business. In the future, Krishna plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.

In the Kathmandu Valley, the small grocery stores, called a pasal, are an important part of the local economy. Fresh produce, milk and staples such as rice, lentils and flour are purchased daily for cooking in the home. Owners of small grocery stores use Kiva loans to increase their purchasing power and profit margins. By keeping inventory strong and purchasing in larger amounts, owners of these small stores are able to increase profitability. While typical pasals might be no more than 100 square feet, they are always full of bargaining customers, incoming produce and shrewd businesswomen.



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