Zahra is a resident of Kasur which is located in Punjab province, Pakistan and is well known for its leather industries. She lives in a three-room brick house with her family in the area of Rehman-Pura which is a small district of Kasur. She is 31 years old, a mother of six children. She managed to provide education to only two of her children due to financial reasons.
Her husband has an animal-selling business. He purchases animals (goats and cows) young, raises them and sells them at a higher price. He has been doing this business for the last 15 years. Zahra also supports her family financially by selling milk. She gets milk from her two buffaloes and sells their milk to her community. She operates her business from her home and earns a good income every month.
Zahra has applied for a loan from Asasah for her husband. With the loan amount he will buy goats for his animal-selling business. EID (the Muslim holiday which comes after Ramadan) is near and her husband can earn big profits by selling animals then. Zahra is hopeful that this investment will be profitable for her husband’s business. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and is in her 4th loan.