A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy seasonal vegetables for resale.


Naseem Zafar Iqbal's Group's story

Naseem does embroidery to ease her family's financial burden. She 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. Naseem is married to Z. I. who is a private entrepreneur and has a vegetable selling business. He buys vegetables from the vegetable market and sells them to different vegetable shops to make a good profit.

Naseem is the mother of three sons. Her elder son works as a laborer and the other two stay at home and don’t do anything. None of her sons could get an education due to financial constraints. She has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Asasah, for her husband’s business. With the loan amount, her husband will buy seasonal vegetables in bulk to improve his selling.

Naseem is hopeful that this investment will bring positive changes in her husband’s business and that his dream of starting his own vegetable shop in the market will become true with the help of the profit earnt through the loan. She is a regular borrower from Asasah and this is her second loan application. With her previous loan, she has proved herself to be a responsible person who has paid her installments on time and has never missed a meeting.

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

In this group: Naseem, Niamat, Razia, Arshan, Nabila


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