Her husband is also involved in a clothes sales business. He operates his shop in the clothing market and earns good profits every month. Her eldest son also has a clothes sales business, while her remaining children are getting their education.
Kalsoom has applied for a loan from KIVA partner Asasah for the further improvement of her boutique business. With the loan investment, she will buy a variety of unstitched clothes & threads to sew them for displaying in her boutique for selling. She is very experienced in her business and confident about her success as the result of the loan investment.
This is a Group Loan
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