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A loan of $275 helped to purchase needles, cloth and thread for embroidery.


Sammar's story

Sammar is a 38-year-old woman. She lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her family. Her family consists of her husband and 4 children. Sammar has excellent embroidery skills. She provides embroidery services in her community and all of her clients appreciate her work.

Presently she is in need of purchasing cloth, needles, colored threads and a variety of stones and laces for her business. For that she has requested a loan from Kiva's partner, BRAC Pakistan. Sammar is currently living in a rented house so she wants to purchase her own house in the future. She is hopeful that the loan will be a progressive one for her family.



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