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Mrs. Rachana S., 29, lives in a nuclear family with her husband, Mr. Ramesh S., and one daughter in Khapichhen, Lalitpur. Her husband works in a medical shop and her daughter is now just 11 months old.

Mrs. S. makes different types of woollen sweaters. She took 2 months' training for this work. She sells woollen sweaters to sweater dealers. Mostly, foreigners love hand-made woollen sweaters. So nowadays, the demand for these sweaters is constantly increasing and she is very busy weaving sweaters.

Mrs. S. is requesting a loan in the amount of Rs15,000 to buy different varieties of wool for weaving different woollen sweaters. She wants to save her earnings to provide a good education for her daughter because in Nepal the cost of education is very high.

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About BPW Patan

This loan was administered by Kiva's Field Partner, Patan Business and Professional Women. BPW Patan became Kiva's first Field Partner in Nepal in 2007. BPW Patan is continuing to operate after the serious earthquake which took place in Nepal in April 2015. Given the difficult circumstances borrowers and partners face post-natural disasters, these loans may therefore carry additional risk. BPW Patan operates throughout the Kathmandu Valley, offering microcredit, business training, and literacy classes to low-income women in both urban and rural areas. BPW Patan uses a group lending methodology, which not only allows women without collateral to access finance, but also provides members with a valuable support system. In addition to providing economic opportunities to its clients, BPW Patan seeks to empower Nepali women within their homes and communities. For more information about BPW Patan, visit the BPW Patan Partner Page and keep an eye out for new loans and borrower updates. Also, please consider joining the BPW Patan Lending Team to show your support.

About Nepal

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Nepal Loans Fundraising
  • $576,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 74.6
    Nepal Rupees (NPR) = $1 USD