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We loan because...
We believe in the economic and social empowerment of women in Nepal.

About us
We are the employees, volunteers and supporters of BPW Patan: Kiva's field partner in Nepal.

The photo captures Urmila, the President of BPW Patan, with a group of new borrowers in a rural village in Nepal taking out their first Kiva loans.

Location: Patan, Nepal      


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Team Activity

  • Ernesto
    Ernesto received a loan from Joanna Giles to pay for an update class in graphic design.
    Joanna Giles
  • Zahida
    Zahida received a loan from Joanna Giles to buy bed sheets in bulk for her bed sheet selling business from her home, for her community.
    Joanna Giles
  • Greda Traders Group
    Greda Traders Group received a loan from jason she would like to buy rice, sugar, soft drinks, deodorant, biscuit and other grocery items to sell.
  • Jesus Orfila
    Jesus Orfila received a loan from 1 team members to buy tools and spare parts to repair motorcycles.
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  • Iqra Kiran
    Iqra Kiran received a loan from Saroj to buy raw materials like threads, needles and pearls for embroidery.
  • Gloria Isabel
    El Salvador
    Gloria Isabel received a loan from Saroj to buy clothing as well as fruits and vegetables to supply her business with inventory to meet the needs of her clients.
  • Musarrat
    Musarrat received a loan from 1 team members to buy tools, spare parts and machines for her husband's motorbike repair shop.
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  • Ruta
    Ruta received a loan from Gabriele to buy taro root seedlings, banana tube seedlings, a wheelbarrow, a rake, a shovel, a water tank, and hand gloves.
  • Adeeba
    Adeeba received a loan from 1 team members to purchase a sewing machine and a variety of stitching materials for her work, including thread, needles, and cloth.
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Rankings In Field Partner Fans Category

#5 for New Users (All Time)
#6 for Amount Loaned (All Time)
#8 for Amount Loaned (This Month)