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

Ratna Shova's story

Ratna Shova is 47 years old. She is married and has two children aged 29 and 25. In 2000, she established her tailoring business. Working 6 days a week and 10 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid six loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent to buy raw materials for her business.

In the future, Ratna Shova 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, materials or sewing machines that will increase production and profitability.

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