Her husband's income is insufficient to meet the family's needs, so Shaheen is trying to help him fulfill their needs by stitching clothes at home.
Since 2009 she has been operating her tailoring business very efficiently, but she is currently in need of purchasing a new sewing machine, as her old machine is not working properly.
At this moment she has requested a loan as a member of a 7-person lending group from Kiva's partner BRAC Pakistan so she can continue her business. With the profits she will pay the household expenses and put aside some savings for further business expansion.
Note: In the picture Shaheen is carrying a pass book in her hand.
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BRAC Pakistan focuses its work in some of the most underdeveloped parts of Pakistan, characterized by poor infrastructure and high levels of poverty. By supporting this loan, you are enabling access to finance for borrowers living in some of Pakistan's poorest areas.
About BRAC PakistanBRAC Pakistan is a subsidiary of BRAC, one of the world’s largest development organizations with a focus on microfinance and economic empowerment. It offers micro-loans designed to help small businesses, very poor clients and others, in addition to health and education services. Kiva’s flexible, zero-interest capital will enable BRAC to expand its outreach in underserved regions and to women who have had no access to microfinance services.
This is a Group Loan
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