A loan of $550 helped a member to buy telephone sets & calling cards for public calling office.

Imtiaz's Group's story

Imtiaz lives in a mid-sized city called Vehari in Pakistan. She owns a two room house where she has lived with her family for over 15 years. A very talented lady, Imtiaz is involved in an artificial flower making and selling business. She makes artificial flowers and sells them in the market to different decorative shops to help her family financially. She learned this skill from her mother who was involved in the same work.

Her husband's name is A. D., who operates a PCO (public call office, where people make a call and pay the call charges) in the market where he offers his clients national and international calls at cheap rates. He also sells calling cards to his customers. They both share their earnings to meet the financial expenses of the family.

Imtiaz has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for her husband’s business. With the loan amount, her husband will buy telephone sets to offers his services to more people at a time and calling cards to sell to the customers. Imtiaz is hopeful that with the help of an investment her husband’s business will grow and his income will be increased.

This is a group loan. While each member of the group receives an individual loan, they are all collectively responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members if someone is delinquent or defaults.

In this group: Imtiaz, Naseem, Rukshana

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