A loan of $1,500 helped a member to enable her husband to buy required items for his shoe-making business.

Shabana's Group's story

Shabana lives in Gujranwala which is a well-known industrial city in Pakistan. She is a 40-year-old lady who married A. H. nineteen years ago; she has been living in Gujranwala since her marriage. She is the mother of five daughters and two sons. Four out of seven are receiving an education. It is not possible for Shabana to send all of her children to school with her current financial situation.

Shabana’s eldest son drives a rickshaw. He left his education after completing his 8th standard and decided to work to contribute to the family financially. Shabana supports her family by doing sewing and embroidery work. She deals with good number of clients and receives regular orders.

Shabana has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah for her husband’s shoe-making business. With the loan, her husband will buy items such as leather, a shoe polisher and nails in large quantity to fulfill his larger orders on time. He receives orders from different factories and shoe shops.

Shabana is very confident that this investment will bring positive changes to her husband’s business and that her family will be able to improve their living standard. This is her 2nd loan.

In this group: Shabana, Ailas, Nasreen, Mumtaz, Lubna Shahzadi, Sugran, Akhtar

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