A loan of $350 helped to buy seeds and fertilizer.


Menuka's story

Menuka is 35 years old and married with two children ages 13 and 16. Many years ago, she established her vegetable farming business. Menuka works seven days a week four hours a day to support her family. She has successfully repaid six previous loans from Patan BPW.

Menuka lives in Nepal. Over 70% of Nepal's economy is agricultural. Typically, Nepali households grow crops on small plots of terraced land. Rice (bhat), lentils (daal), and vegetables (thakari) are the staples of the Nepali diet. With Kiva loans, BPW's borrowers are able to purchase greater amounts of seed and fertilizer to help them be able to grow cash crops to sell in the local market. Such crops allow households to move beyond subsistence and provide much-needed cash income throughout the year.

Menuka is requesting a loan to buy seeds and fertilizer. In the future, she plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. Menuka thanks you for your support.



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