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Total loan: $325
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Babita

Nepal
SainbuBhaishepati, Nepal / Grocery Store

A loan of $325 helped to buys grocery goods for her business.


Babita's story

Babita is 29 years old. She is married and has one child, aged 12. In 2005, she established her grocery store business. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, she supports her family.

She has already received and successfully repaid five loans from Patan BPW, and used her most recent to buy grocery goods for her business. In the future, Babita plans to uplift the economic conditions of her family. She thanks you for your support.

In the Kathmandu Valley, the small grocery stores, called pasals, are 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.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: June 24, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Patan Business and Professional Women

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: June 24, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Patan Business and Professional Women