Total loan: $1,000

Razia Mushtaq Ahmed's Group

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Raiwind, Punjab, Pakistan / Food

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A loan helped To buy groceries in bulk quantities for her son's grocery store.

Razia Mushtaq Ahmed's Group's story

Razia M. A. lives in Riwind, a small city in Pakistan known for its dairy industry. She is married to M. A. who works at a private company for a monthly wage. She lives with her family in a two-room brick house.

Razia is a housewife who stays at home and performs her household duties. She has given birth to three sons and a daughter. All are illiterate except her daughter who is studying at the fifth class level. All three of her sons work. Her eldest son has a grocery store in the market. The middle son has a burger joint, and the youngest is a tailor by profession. They all contribute to the family financially from their earnings.

Razia has applied for a loan from Kiva’s partner Asasah for her eldest son’s grocery store business. His store is located in the busiest market, and his business demands that he keep in stock all the necessary items required by his customers. He will invest the loan to purchase groceries in bulk for his store which will enable him to make more sales and increase his income. Razia is hopeful that this loan investment will shape up his business and move it towards success.

Razia is a regular Asasah borrower, and this is her third loan application. She is a client who has responsibly made her payments during her previous loan periods. In the photo, the woman who holds a book (called an “Asasah Passbook”) in her hands is Razia.