Imtiaz lives in a city called Borewala, with her family, in Pakistan. She is 25 years old, is a housewife, and has one daughter and a son. They are both illiterate because Imtiaz is not in a position to afford their school fees.
Her husband paints walls and buildings and is the only breadwinner in the family. Sometimes he manages to get work and sometimes not, it is very difficult for Imtiaz to survive financially. She has applied for a loan from Asasah to financially support her husband, who will buy different colors of paint boxes in order to offer better services to his clients.
Imtiaz is hopeful that with an improved business condition, she will be able to send her children to school some day. This is the first time she has applied for a loan to any MFI. She hopes that it will be a profitable experience for her and for her family as well.