A loan of $825 helped a member to buy groceries in bulk to sell in her grocery shop.


Noor Muhammad Saeed's Group's story

Noor lives in a small city called Arifwala in Pakistan. She owns a three-room brick house in the area of Zia Nagar and has been living in it with her family for the past 11 years. She is 37 years old, married to M. S. and has three sons and two daughters. Unfortunately she hasn't been able to provide them with an education due to poor financial conditions. She is a seamstress, sewing clothes for her neighboring clients in order to earn an income for her family. She receives a good number of orders every month due to her quality work.

Her husband runs a grocery shop in the market where he sells daily use items like cooking oil, rice, spices, etc. to his customers. He has been running this business for the past seven years. In this period of time, he has faced financial problems and competition from other grocery shops as well. But with his brave nature and timely financial support from Noor, he has successfully overcome those problems and his business is now earning a good profit. Noor has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Asasah, for her husband’s business. With the loan amount, her husband will buy groceries in bulk to diversify the stock in his grocery store which will help him to increase his household income and also to serve more clients. Noor is a regular borrower from Asasah and this is her fifth loan application. With her previous loans, she has proved to be a responsible person who has always paid her installments on time and has never missed a meeting.

Note: In the photo, Noor is the lady who is holding a book (the Asasah Passbook) in her hand.

In this group: Noor , Ramzana, Sugran, Sumera
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