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Bhagabati S. lives in Chetrapati, Kathmandu. Chetrapati is one of the busy city of Kathmandu and most of the people in this region are engaged in small business. Mrs. Bhagabati Shresth lives with her mother-in-law, husband, one son and one daughter. Her husband, Mr. Prachandra Bahadhur S., works in a government office. Both her son and daughter are studying as well as working.

Mrs. Bhagabati S. opened her photo studio and watch shop more than five years ago. She has employed two workers for her shop, where she has been selling different brand of watches. She opened her shop to upgrade the living standard of her family. In addition, she wants to be independent and she doesn’t like to ask money from her husband. Now she is requesting for Rs 20,000 loan to buy different varieties and brands of watches.

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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
  • $609,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 79.2
    Nepal Rupees (NPR) = $1 USD