A loan helped to buy seeds and fertilizers.
Ganga is 50 years old. She is married and has two children. Many years ago, she established her vegetable-farming business and, working seven days a week and five hours a day, she supports her family.
She has already received and successfully repaid four loans from Patan BPW and used this most recent loan to purchase seed and fertilizers for her business. In the future, she plans to uplift the economic condition of her family. She thanks you for your support.
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 a Kiva loan, Patan BPW's borrowers are able to purchase greater amounts of seed and fertilizer, which enables them 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.
This loan is special because:
It provides business and financial training to female small business owners.