A loan helped to buy seeds and fertilizers.
Radhika is 46 years old. She is married and has two children, aged 26 and 24. Many years ago, she established her vegetable farming business. Working seven days a week and five hours a day, she supports her family.
She has already received and successfully repaid seven loans from Patan BPW and used her most recent loan to buy seeds 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, Nepalese households grow crops on small plots of terraced land. Rice (bhat), lentils (daal), and vegetables (thakari) are the staples of the Nepalese 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.