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Total loan: $225


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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan / Retail

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A loan helped to buy salts, biscuits and beverages to sell.

Saima's story

Ms Saima is a 25-year-old married woman. A year ago, she started a general store business in the corner of her house. Her husband’s income is not sufficient to bear the daily expenses of the family members alone. This compelled her to become a contributing hand in the family income. Her husband also assists her by purchasing stock of goods from the market while Saima stays at the shop to deal with customers. She is a mother of three children, one of whom is school going. She is motivated to provide her family with good quality food, clothing and health and wants to grow her business so she requested a loan of 20,000 PKR to buy packs of salts, biscuits and beverages to meet the increasing demand at her store. She is expecting a boost in her earnings and dreams of expanding her business in the future.