Total loan: $300


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Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan / Arts

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A loan helped to buy wool and other raw materials for knotting blankets to sell at the market for a higher price.

Sayda's story

Sayda is the age of 48. She is a widowed woman and is living with her two children in the area of Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

She is a weaver and knots blankets at home. For knotting blankets, wool is used. There is no better kind of blankets than blankets made by hand, though this is far from implying that all hand-tufted blankets are superior to all machine-made ones.

She is very expert and knots very fine blankets. This is a very slow and time-consuming procedure. She knots blankets over nights. This is the reason her son sells them for a high price, but the problem is the customers do not agree upon the demanded cost. The demand for fine blankets has been increasing over time.

She wants to buy more raw materials for knotting blankets, but she does not have enough savings to make this purchase possible.

Therefore, Sayda requested a loan from Kiva’s field partner BRAC Pakistan so that she can buy wool and other raw materials for knotting blankets. It could become the cause of an increase in income.