Tasleem is a very supportive woman who assists her husband financially by sewing clothes for her neighborhood clients. She receives regular orders from her community ladies and fulfills them on time to earn an income.
She belongs to a small city of Punjab, Pakistan called Khanewal. She has been living there in a 2 room brick house with her family for the past 15 years.
She is the mother of a daughter and 4 sons. Her eldest son is a rickshaw driver while others are enrolled in a local school and getting their education.
She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the betterment of her sewing business. Through the loan, she will buy a new sewing machine that will help her finishing the orders on time and produce quality work.
She started this business 3 years ago and hopes that an investment will help her by making her business even better. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 3rd loan application. In every loan year, she has maintained a good credit record and attended every meeting.
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