A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy required items for tea-stall business.

Razia Allah Wasaiya's Group's story

Razia lives in the small Pakistani city of Kasur, which is famous for its leather industry. She is a 27-year-old housewife who spends most of her time staying at home and doing her household tasks. She is married to A. W. who runs a small restaurant in the market. In his restaurant he sells Punjabi foods such as naan chanay (made with chickpeas and served with bread) and daal chawal (made with rice and lentils and served with pickle). He has been in this business for the past seven years, during which time he has earned an advantage in the form of a healthy profit and a good customer base. From the profits of his restaurant business, he is able to manage his family's financial expenses.

Razia is a very supportive lady by nature. She supports her husband by preparing food for the restaurant so that he can better provide service to his customers. Razia has four sons and a daughter. Her eldest son works in a factory and the next son operates a tea stall in the market. Her remaining children are enrolled in school and receiving an education.

Razia has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for her son’s tea-stall business. With the loan amount, her son will buy items such as tea, sugar and milk in bulk. These bulk purchases will help him to serve more customers and increase his income. Razia is a regular Asasah loan user and this is her fourth loan application. In previous loan years, she has maintained a good credit record and never missed a meeting.

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

In this group: Razia , Kosar Parveen, Seeran, Nasreen Akhtar, Mumtaz
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