A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy a new donkey cart.

Shafqat Munir Ahmed's Group's story

Shafqat is a resident of Sumandri which is a small city located in the Punjab. This city is a big trading center for rugs in Pakistan. All types of rugs (simple and designer) are available there for selling.

A very caring lady, Shafqat carries out her responsibilities as a housewife and takes care of her family. She is married to M. A. who is a carrier by trade. He loads different items such as fruit, vegetables and construction supplies on his donkey cart and drops them to designated places. He has been offering his loading services to his clients for the past five years.

Shafqat has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Asasah, for her husband’s business. With the loan, her husband will buy a new donkey cart because the old cart has become rough and rotted in different parts which makes him unable to load items onto it and this is affecting his work. Shafqat is hopeful that her husband will successfully retain his customers by providing them good loading services.

Note: In the photo, Shafqat is the lady who is holding a book (called an Asasah Passbook) in her hands.

In this group: Shafqat , Bushra Parveen, Bashiran, Sakina, Ghafooran, Shagufta Parveen

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