Naseem is married and a mother of 8 children. Six of her children are getting an education at a nearby school while her remaining two work with their father in his shoe-making business.
Naseem's husband is very expert in his work and has been doing it for more than 15 years. He makes shoes to order and earns income for the family. Due to the quality of his work and its on-time completion, he has built a good image with his customers which helps him in getting orders every month.
Naseem has requested a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband’s business. He will invest the loan in buying required material like leather, nails, shoelaces and shoe polish in larger quantities to make shoes to order and earn a better income. She is very confident that her husband’s business will be improved a lot after the loan investment.
This is a Group Loan
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