A loan of $950 helped a member to buy another buffalo for her dairy business.


Safia Mahram Ali's Group's story

Safia lives in Arifwala which is a small city located in the Punjab, Pakistan. She lives with her husband and family in a two-room brick house in the colony named Zia Nagar. She is an older woman aged over 50. It is difficult to work at this age but she is still very active. She not only has a clothes sewing business but she also operates a dairy business from her home. She keeps a buffalo at her home for her dairy business.

Her husband is a property dealer by profession. She is the mother of a son and a daughter both of whom are illiterate. Her son works as a laborer and earns income on a daily basis. Safia has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Asasah, for her dairy business. With the loan amount, she will buy another buffalo to increase her dairy business's milk productivity. Safia is very confident that her business will grow more with the additional buffalo and that her family's standard of living will improve. She 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 paid her installments on time and has never missed a meeting.

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

In this group: Safia , Parveen, Nasreen, Nasreen
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