She crafts beautiful embroidery on clothes which helps her in attracting many customers to her. Her clientele base is her community ladies who give her regular orders due to her neat and good work.
She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her embroidery business. With the loan, she will buy embroidery material such as beads, colored thread and cloth in bulk to be able to meet the requirements of her customers and increase her profits. She is hopeful that her business will expand further and increase her income.
Note: In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Nasreen.
This is a Group Loan
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