A loan of $875 helped a member to buy a rickshaw for her husband's business.

Shamim's Group's story

Shamim lives in the city of Borewala, Pakistan, famous for its shrines. She owns a small house of two rooms and lives in it with her family.

A talented lady, Shamim owns and operates her embroidery business at home. She collects orders from nearby areas and completes them on time to earn an income for her family. She started this business five years ago by making embroidered clothes for her relatives but now she receives good orders from nearby areas as well and has become an earner for her family.

Shamim’s husband drives a rented rickshaw, providing transport facilities to his passengers. He works hard to put three meals a day on the table for his family. At the end of the day, the owner of the rickshaw gets half the earned amount and the remaining amount doesn’t allow Shamim’s husband to meet the family’s financial expenses.

Therefore, Shamim has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband’s business. With the loan, he will buy his own rickshaw and this will help him to increase his income and cut out his rental cost.

Shamim is hopeful that this will result in an increased income for her family so that they will be able to enjoy better facilities in life and she will be able to give a good future to her children as well.

In the photo, Shamim is the lady who is raising her hand.

In this group: Shamim, Sagheeran, Yasmeen, Zubiada, Manzooran

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