Shumaila started a sewing business 5 years ago to financially assist her husband. She takes orders from her neighborhood clients and fulfills the orders at a given time to earn profits. The income generated helps her to pay the school fees of her daughter and to pay the utility bills. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for the improvement of her sewing business. She will use the loan money to buy a new sewing machine, which will allow her to complete the orders early and make larger profits. Her old machine doesn’t produce quality work and takes much time to sew a single dress. Shumaila is hopeful that, after buying a new sewing machine, she will be able to get improved profits, which will result in bettering the financial life of her family.
She is a new loan user of Asasah and hopes that it will be a good step for a better financial future. Shumaila lives in an industrial city of Pakistan, known as Faisalabad. She owns a 2-room house there in the area of Samanabad. She moved there after her marriage 17 years ago.
Note: "In the photo, the lady with a raised hand is Shumaila".
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