A talented lady, Razia is involved in a clothes-selling business. She purchases clothes from the clothing markets of Khanewal and sells to her community at a profit. She is well known among her customers for her good collection and quality clothes. She has been doing this business for over five years. She utilizes her income to pay the utility bills and also the school fees of her children.
Her husband's name is M. M. and he works for Pakistan railways on a monthly wage. She has given birth to four children: two sons and two daughters. All of her children are enrolled in a school and getting their education.
Razia has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her clothes-selling business. With the loan, she will buy clothes of different variety in bulk. The bulk purchasing will enable her to offer more variety to her customers and help her to increase her sales.
Note: In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Razia.
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