A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy another buffalo for milk-selling business.


Suraiya's Group's story

Suraiya is a resident of Lahore, which is the second largest city of Pakistan. She is 38 years old and a mother of two daughters. She lives in a two-room brick house with her family in an area called Mughalpura. Suraiya operates a business selling bed sheets. She has a good number of clients from her community and outside of the community as well. She makes a good income every month by selling them bed sheets. Her husband is a milkman by trade. He gets milk from his own buffalo and sells the milk to the milk shops. Presently he has a buffalo that gives him almost 6-8kg milk every day and he sells 1kg milk for 45 PKRs. This has become the standard amount in the cities. In this way, he earns approximately 360 PKRs everyday, which helps him run the finances of his house. Suraiya has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband’s business. With the loan, her husband will buy another buffalo, which will increase the milk production and his sales as well. Suraiya is hopeful that by purchasing another buffalo, her husband will be able to successfully upgrade his business and his income will be increased. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and is on her second loan. In the previous loan year, she has proved herself a responsible person who has paid her installments on time and never missed any meeting. Note: In the photo, the lady who is raising her hand is Suraiya.

In this group: Suraiya , Zahida Parveen, Bilquis, Mairaj, Safia Begum
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