Total loan: $725
Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan / Food
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A loan helped To buy groceries for her son's grocery store.
Irshaad's Group's story
Irshaad is 41 years old. She is married to A. S., who does labor work to improve the financial condition of the family. He works for daily wages, but his income is not guaranteed every day because on some days, he is able to get work but on other days, he is not. To assist him financially, his eldest son runs a grocery store business in the market. With their combined earnings, they support the family and pay the school fees of the other children. Irshad lives in a small city called Khanewal in Pakistan. She owns a 2-room brick house where she and her family have been living for 25 years. She has given birth to 4 sons and 2 daughters. Her three sons and two daughters are getting their education from a local school. She has applied for a loan from Asasah, a Kiva field partner, for her son’s business. With the loan, he will buy more groceries for his grocery store and make a good profit by selling them to more customers. He started his business 10 years ago and Irshaad hopes that, with the loan investment, her son’s business will grow further and he will make better profits. She is new Asasah borrower and is confident that this will become a long-term relationship with Asasah. In the photo, Irshaad is the woman who is holding the Asasah Passbook.