Safia kosar belongs to a small city in Punjab Pakistan called Kasur, which is known for its tanneries industry. She lives there with her family in a two room brick house. Safia is 41 years old and is a school teacher. She earns a reasonable income from her teaching profession. She is also a very good housewife. Besides her school job she also does her household tasks very well. Safia has 4 sons and a daughter. Safia gives the required time to her children and teaches them. Her children are very intelligent and always get good scores in their classes.
Safia is married to M. A., who is a carpenter by profession and makes furniture on order to earn income for the family. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the further expansion of her husband’s furniture business. With the loan, he will purchase wood, nails and furniture polisher and also hire a worker which will help him to complete his orders on time and earn maximum profits.
Safia is hopeful that her husband’s business will become better after the loan investment is made. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her third loan application. In previous loan years, she has maintained good credit behavior and never missed any meetings.