A loan of $725 helped a member to purchase an electric sewing machine.

Begum Amna's Group's story

Begum Amna is a 55-year-old woman who lives in Vehari (a small mid-sized city), in Pakistan. She is a fifty-four year old widow. Her husband died few years ago leaving her alone in this world. She never lost her hope, but decided to fight for her survival. She started her business of sewing clothes.
She has four children, two sons and two daughters. Her eldest son runs his own barber shop. The younger one works in a local factory on a monthly wage. Her daughters help her in her sewing clothes business.

Begum owns a small home with two rooms. Her daughters are unmarried and she always remains worried for their marriages. She tries to work very hard to save money for their marriages. She is a regular client of Asasah (microfinance institute in Pakistan and a partner of Kiva). She has successfully repaid her three loans to Asasah. She is now applying, for the fourth time, to purchase an electric sewing machine to sew more clothes and to generate more income. She hopes to earn a good profit and plans to marry off her eldest daughter.

In this group: Begum Amna, Khalida, Bashir

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