A loan of $650 helped a member to buy embroidery items for embroidery business.


Saima's Group's story

Saima comes fron a small city in Pakistan called Kasur, famous in Pakistan for its leather industry. She is a resident of Basti Laal Shah which is a small housing colony in Kasur. She moved here with her husband and children 5 years ago. She is married to M. J. and has given birth to 5 children, 2 sons and 3 daughters. None of them has been able to get an education due to poor financial conditions.

Saima herself is supporting her family financially from her embroidery business. She makes embroidered dresses for orders which she receives from different boutiques and cloth shops. She receives good earning after completing the orders on time. Her earning allows her to pay the utilities expenses of her family.

Her husband is a painter by trade and paints walls, windows and doors to order. People hire him for painting their houses. He gets work on a contract basis. Most of the time, he is hired by construction companies. He also runs a dairy business from his home. He has some buffaloes at his home from which he gets milk to sell for extra income. His dairy business helps him when he doesn’t get any orders from the other clients. Saima has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for her embroidery business. With the loan amount she will buy embroidery materials such as beads, colored thread, sketches and cloth in bulk quantity for her embroidery business. With the bulk items she can offer more quality of work to her customers and make good profit. She is a new loan user of Asasah and is hopeful that this loan will earn her good profits.

Note: In the picture, the lady who is raising her hand is Saima.

In this group: Saima , Parveen Akhtar, Rehana
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