Her husband operates a grocery store in the community. In the store, he sells different grocery items such as cooking oil, spices, sugar, etc. to his clients. His rates are cheap, that’s why he makes good profits.
Farhat has given birth to three daughters: two of them are studying as well as running a tuition center at their home. Her youngest daughter in only a few months old.
She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband who wants to put more groceries in his grocery store to improve his business. He has been operating this business for the past 5 years and Farhat is confident that an investment will bring good profits to him.
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