A loan of $325 helped to buy wood to make furniture.


Asta Maya's story

Asta Maya is 60 years-old. She is married and has two children aged 25 and 24.

Many years ago, Asta Maya established her furniture making business. Working seven days a week and 8 hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid six loans from Patan BPW, and she used her most recent loan to buy wood and timber. In the future, Asta Maya plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.

In Nepal, furniture is still made the old-fashioned way. Using little more than basic hand tools, skilled artisans form raw lumber into beautifully finished pieces of furniture. With precision and an eye for detail, furniture makers produce shelves, bed frames, and cabinet sets. With the help of a Kiva loan, a furniture maker is able to increase the volume of their lumber purchases or hire additional labor. This additional leverage allows an entrepreneur to increase productivity and profitability.



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