A loan of $350 helped to buy grocery goods to resell in her store.

Laxmi's story

Laxmi is 45 years old. She is married and has four children, aged 26, 24, 22, and 18 years. In 2002, she established her grocery store. Working 7 days a week and 12 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received, and successfully repaid, seven previous loans from Patan BPW. She used the most recent loan to buy grocery goods for her business.

In the future, Laxmi 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, 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 margains. 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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