A loan of $125 helped to buy raw materials for her tailoring business.


Menka's story

Menka, age 42, established her tailoring business in 2001. She supports her family by working six days a week for eight hours per day. She and her husband have two children, aged 10 and 20 years old. Menka has already received and successfully repaid one loan from Patan BPW, and she used her previous loan to buy raw materials for her business. In the future, Menka plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support. In the Kathmandu Valley, clothing is made to order. Tailor stalls line the streets where store owners sell material and work their sewing machines. These skilled tailors make school uniforms for children as well as the the traditional women's kurta surwal and men's daura surwal. With a Kiva loan, BPW borrowers are able to purchase additional cloth material or sewing machines that will increase production and profitability.



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