Total loan: $1,000

Rani's Group

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Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy clothes in bulk.

Rani's Group's story

Rani lives in Pakistan, in the small city of Kasur, famous for its leather industry. She lives with her family in the area of Dungipura in a 3-room brick house. She moved here after her marriage to M. R. 25 years ago. Rani is a talented woman, operating a clothing sales business from her home. She has a good name in the region due to her choice of fabrics and well-designed clothes. She receives regular orders from her local area clients every month.

Rani is the mother of 2 daughters who are involved in the embroidery business, embroidering clothes on order. Her husband operates a power loom (a hand-operated machine for weaving thread or yarn into cloth) business. He makes threads of different colors on order and earns income for the family.

Rani has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner Asasah to improve her clothing sales business. She plans to use the loan to buy a variety of clothes in bulk to earn more income. Rani has been running this business for over 10 years and is very confident about its future growth. She is hopeful that the loan investment will help her increase her profits and enable her to collect dowry for her elder daughter's marriage. Rani is a new loan applicant with Asasah.

Note: In the photo, Rani is holding the book (the Asasah Passbook) in her hands.