A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy a new welding machine.


Shahnaz Syed Riaz's Group's story

Shahnaz lives in the city of Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan which is known for its history and culture. She is a housewife who is married to S. R. who is a welder by trade. He operates a welding shop in the nearby market from where he welds different iron items with his welding machine. Currently, he has a single welding machine which has started giving trouble affecting his work so he cannot meet his work deadlines. He is the only breadwinner of his family and so he puts his best efforts into this work so that he earns a good profit and can meet his family's financial expenses. Shahnaz has therefore applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Asasah, for her husband’s welding business. With the loan amount, her husband will buy a new welding machine and can start doing his work and meet his customers' deadlines. He will not then face financial problems and can successfully continue his work without further difficulties. Note: In the photo, Shahnaz is the lady who is raising her hand.

In this group: Shahnaz , Naseem Bano, Salma, Alia, Venus
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