A loan of $350 helped to buy food supplies.


Gunkeshari's story

Gun Keshari is 40 years old. She is married and has 2 children, aged 12 and 13. In 2010, she established her tea shop business. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid 5 loans from Patan BPW, and used her most recent loan to buy food supplies for her business. In the future, she plans to uplift the economic 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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