A loan of $125 helped to buys grocery items for resale.


Laxmi's story

Laxmi is 45 years-old . She is married and has 2 children aged 25 and 18. Many years ago, she established a grocery store. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she supports her family. She has received and successfully repaid 1 loans from Patan BPW. She used her most recent loan to buy grocery goods for her business. In the future, Laxmi hopes to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support. In the Kathmandu Valley a small grocery stores is called a pasal and is 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 a typical pasal might be no more than 100 sq. feet, they are always full of bargaining customers, incoming produce, and shrewd businesswomen.



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