A loan of $925 helped a member to purchase timber in bulk.


Shahnaz's Group's story

Shahnaz is a wife of A. D. and lives in the Pakistani city of Multan, famous for its shrines and sweetmeats. She owns a small, two-roomed house where she has lived with her family for the past ten years.

A very talented lady, Shahnaz operates a sewing business from her house. She sews clothes for neighbors and charges them between 100 and 150 PKR for each dress. She can sew two dresses per day. In this way, she can earn between 200 and 300 PKR maximum per day. Her earnings enable her to pay for the utilities.

Shahnaz's husband has a timber sales shop in the nearby market where he sells timber to customers. He has been doing this work for over six years. Both husband and wife are very hardworking. Most of all, they love their work and do it happily. They handle their finances confidently and bravely by helping each other from their businesses.

Shahnaz has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for her husband’s business. With this loan, he will buy timber in bulk, which will enable him to increase his sales by selling timber to more customers.

In this group: Shahnaz , Bhunno Mai, Shama, Farzana, Najma Mai
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