A loan of $300 helped to buy raw materials for her tailor shop.

Bimala's story

Bimala is 45 years old and she is married with two children, ages 27 and 25. Many years ago, she established her tailor shop. Working six days a week and eight hours a day, she supports her family. She has already received and successfully repaid five loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent loan to buy raw materials for her business. In the future, Bimala 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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