A loan of $1,075 helped a member to purchase masonery tools.


Shahnaz's Group's story

Shahnaz is a wife of T. H. and she lives in a mid-size city named Riwind, in Pakistan. Riwind city is famous for its dairy business. She is 44-year old woman and owns a two room house, in which she has been living with her family for over 10 years. She is an uneducated lady because she lives in a community where people don’t like to send the girls to school for an education. They raise girls with the guidance of managing domestic chores. This same upbringing happened to Shahnaz and she learned the skills of managing domestic chores and cooking. Shahnaz has given birth to four boys. Her eldest son is a painter and paints doors and windows on call. The next to him works in a local factory on a monthly wage. The youngest sons are enrolled in school and are getting an education. Shahnaz's husband is a mason by profession. He has been in this profession for the last 20 years. Shahnaz is a very caring lady. She takes care of their health by cooking good food and presents it to her family on time, which makes them happy when they reach home. Shahnaz is a regular client of Asasah (a microfinance institute in Pakistan and a partner of Kiva). She has successfully repaid her three loans to Asasah and now she is applying for a loan for the fourth time. She will use the loan funds to purchase masonery tools so that her husband may earn a good profit from his profession and improve the standard of living for their family.

In this group: Shahnaz , Rubina, Bawi, Hajran, Bushra
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