Shahnaz Bebal's Group
Shahnaz is a seamstress. In order to support her family financially, she stitches clothes for her neighboring customers. She has operated this business for many years and is well known in her community for the quality of her work. Her husband, B., is a loader by profession. He loads different items such as fruits, vegetables and construction materials (such as bricks and cement) on his donkey cart and delivers them to their destinations.
Shahnaz is the mother of three sons and two daughters. She only managed to provide education to her eldest son who is in 5th standard. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for her brother-in-law who operates a fruit-selling business in the market. With the loan, he will purchase fresh seasonal fruits in bulk (to minimize the purchase cost) in order to fulfill customer orders on a timely basis. Shahnaz's brother-in-law has operated this business for 15 years and Shahnaz is hopeful that an investment will bring even more profits to him. She is a new loan user of Asasah and this is her first loan application.
This is a Group Loan
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