Mussarat is 40 years of age, married and her husband is a milk seller. He sells milk and yogurt to his community clients on cheap rates. The quality of milk he sells is very good. Mussarat is very cooperative, and sews clothes for supporting her family. She is the mother of 4 sons and a daughter. Her eldest son left his education after intermediate and started work. He does a job in factory. 2nd one is an expert in computer embroidery and 3rd son works with his father at his milk selling shop while younger one reads in 8th standard. Her daughter reads in 12th standard.
Mussarat has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah fort the establishment of her husband’s milk selling business. With the loan, he will buy milk in larger quantity that will allow him to be able to sell more and earn better income. He has started operating his business 3 months ago and his business very much new. Mussarat is hopeful that after the loan investment he will be able to get established in it and increase his profits.
Note: In the photo, the lady raising her hand is Mussarat.
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