Her husband operates a barber shop. He is very good at hair cutting and other services like facials and bridegroom make-up. People from different parts of the city come to his shop for his services.
Razia has given birth to three sons and a daughter. Her eldest son has a local food restaurant while the second one is a rickshaw driver. Her remaining children stay at home and help Razia is her daily routine tasks.
She has applied for a loan from KIVA partner Asasah for her eldest son's local food selling business. With the loan investment, he will buy crockery and food making ingredients in larger quantity that will allow him to provide better food services to his clients and earn higher profits.
He is very efficient and a hard-working person. Razia is hopeful that the loan investment will help him make his business more profitable and she will be able to put aside some money in savings for his marriage in the near future.
Note: In the photo, the lady holding a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Razia.
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