Hamidan is 37 years old and married with one child. Her son is 9 years old and studies in a local school. She herself is a very talented lady. She sews & embroiders on clothes and earns income for her family. Her income allows her to manage the household expenses.
Her husband is a talented man himself. He works making wooden cots. He offers his services to community clients and also to the market people. This is his family business which was started by his forefathers.
He is very honest in dealing with his clients and his quality in work attracts them towards him.
Hamidan has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband’s business. He will invest the loan in buying wood and nails for making the cots in larger quantity and increasing his income.
Hamidan is very confident about the future growth of her husband’s business.
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