A loan of $1,200 helped a member purchase wood in bulk to sell.

Khalida's Group's story

Khalida is a wife of M. A.. They live in the city of Lahore in Pakistan. Lahore city is famous for its historical places and for its Punjabi foods. Her house consists of two rooms in which she has lived with her family for over 15 years. She is the mother of a single daughter whose name is Samina and who reads in the 2nd standard educational level. Khalida has a wish to give her a good education so she has a good future.

Khalida operates a decorative embroidery business. She receives orders from her neighbors and relatives. She beautifully set beads on clothes that no one can judge if it is made by machine or by hand. She earns approximately 10,000 Pakistan rupees in every month, which is a big source of support for her family.

Her husband is involved in the wood-selling business. He has been in this profession for over 20 years. Now he has obtained a good reputation and a good customer list.

She is a regular client of Asasah (a microfinance institute in Pakistan and a Kiva partner). She has successfully repaid her four loans to Asasah and is applying for the fifth time to purchase wood in bulk to expand her husband’s wood-selling business.

In this group: Khalida , Azra, Saima, Parveen

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