Rakhil is 32 years old. Her husband operates a glass selling business. He also manufactures glass items like doors, tables and windows for his customers on order. Rakhil is a beauty expert and operates a beauty salon at her home through which she offers her services of bridal make up, hair cutting, etc to her clients. She has given birth to three daughters. Two of her daughters study. The youngest daughter is only one year old.
She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the further expansion of her husband’s business. With the loan, he will buy glass in a larger quantity that will allow him to provide better quality services to his clients and earn him more profits. He has a good experience in his business and has been operating it for the past eight years. Rakhil is hopeful that after an investment, he will be able to make more profits, which will allow her family to live a better financial life.
Note: In the photo, the lady raising her hand is Rakhil.
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