A loan helped to buy a wooden frame and supplies to have in stock for her husband's embroidery business.


Shakeela's story

Shakeela, 43-year-old, lives with her spouse in the area of Lahore, Pakistan. Shakeela has four sons and two daughters. Her husband is responsible for fulfilling the needs of the entire family. For the past twelve years, Shakeela’s husband has been running an embroidery business, using a wooden frame, to meet all expenses. The embroidery business is very famous in this area, and that is the reason it runs well. Due to good relations, business has increased.

Shakeela’s husband wants to meet the demand for more embroidery dresses. For this reason, he wants to buy a wooden frame, thread, fancy cloth, sequins, and pearls of various colors in advance to have in stock. Shakeela’s husband requires some capital to buy these items but does not have sufficient cash on hand. The challenge he is facing is to have sufficient capital to run his business.

Therefore, Shakeela has humbly requested a loan from BRAC Pakistan. Through this loan, Shakeela will be able to buy thread, fancy cloth, sequins, and pearls of various colors in advance to have in stock for her husband's business.

Shakeela and her family will be thankful to Kiva, its lenders and field partner, BRAC Pakistan, for helping them by funding this loan to improve their living standard.

Shakeela appears in the photo with her husband.


This loan is special because:

It provides financial services in some of the poorest parts of Pakistan.



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