A loan of $350 helped to buy materials for her business.

Sarita's story

Sarita is 32 years old. She is married and has one child, aged 9.

In 2000, she established her tailoring business. Working six days a week and 10 hours a day, she supports her family.

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.

Sarita has already received and successfully repaid six loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent to buy materials for her business. In the future, Sarita plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.

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