Shazia lives in Kasur which is a small city located in Punjab, Pakistan, known for its leather industry. She lives in an area named Kullay Walla in a three-room brick house with her husband. She is 28 years old and married to W. A. who is an animal seller by trade. He buys young animals from the animal markets at cheap rates, rears them, and then sells them to customers, earning good profit on it. He has been doing this business for past 6 years.
Shazia doesn’t have any children yet, so to pass the time and to increase her household income she does sewing and embroidery work at her home. She makes embroidered clothes for neighboring customers. She is good at her art and gets regular orders. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for her husband’s business. With the loan amount her husband will buy young animals (goats & buffaloes) for his business.
Shazia hopes that this investment will bring positive changes to her husband’s business and he will be successfully uplift his business by increasing his sales. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 3rd loan application. In previous loan years she has proved herself a responsible client who never missed a single meeting and paid her installments on time.