A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase items for her husband's furniture-making business.

Zuhran's Group's story

Zuhran is a wife of U. D. and lives in the Pakistani city of Borewala, which is famous for its shrines. She owns a small, two-roomed house where she has lived with her family for over 30 years.

Zuhran is a talented lady who manages both her business sewing clothes and her house very efficiently. She gets up early in the morning, gets her children ready for school, and then prepares breakfast for them. Then after she has done her domestic chores, she starts sewing clothes. She is very disciplined in her work, sewing clothes at the decided time. She earns approximately 5,000 PKR from her sewing business. She uses half of the money to pay her children's education expenses and the remaining amount she saves for rainy days.

Zuhran's husband is a carpenter who makes furniture to order. He has been in this business for the last 15 years. He is also a very hardworking man. Their earnings help them to run the financial aspect of their home smoothly.

Zuhran has been with Kiva partner, Asasah – a microfinance institution in Pakistan – for the last three years. With the profits she has made, she purchased a color television, a washing machine and a motorbike for her husband. Now she is applying for her fourth loan, which will be used to purchase items (such as nails, wood, glue and polishers) to expand her husband’s business.

In this group: Zuhran , Shamim, Zubaida, Bushran

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