Her husband has an optical shop. He sells sun glasses through his shop.
Zainab has given birth to 4 children. Her youngest daughter sews clothes while the others stay at home. Zainab is unable to provide education to her children due to poor financial conditions.
She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband’s business. With the loan he will buy glasses in larger quantity and of different brands to put in his shop for selling.
Zainab is hopeful that her husband’s business will be improved further and her family will be able to have a better financial life as a result.
Note: “In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Zainab”.
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