A loan of $375 helped to buy a young milk-giving cow.


Shanta's story

Shanta is 32 years old. She is married and has two children, aged 8 and 4. Many years ago, she established her cow raising business. Working seven days a week and four hours a day, she supports her family.

She has already received and successfully repaid six loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent loan to buy a young cow.

In the future, Shanta plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.

Dairy cows are an important source of nutrition and income in Nepal. Cows are never raised for beef, but for their milk, from which curd (duy) and fresh cheese (paneer) are made. Jersey cows are the preferred breed for milking. On average, a dairy cow in Nepal will produce about eight liters of milk each day. In the local market, a liter of milk sells for about USD $0.55.

In addition to producing milk, cows provide dung that is used in home construction, as fuel for fires, and for capture of methane in storage tanks. The purchase of a dairy cow, made possible through a Kiva loan, is an investment that will repay itself many times over.



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