A loan of $775 helped a member to buy groceries for grocery shop.

Ruqqiya's Group's story

Ruqqiya is 26 years of age, married to G. Q., who runs a grocery store in the market. Other earning people in the family are her mother-in-law and brother-in-law. Her brother-in-law has a business of selling sweetmeats and her mother-in-law is a nurse by profession. They all live together as a combined family system.

Ruqqiya herself is a caring and simple lady. She spends her time at home and carries out the responsibilities of a housewife and a mother well. She has 3 children, 2 sons and a daughter. All of them are very young and have not started to attend school yet. Ruqqiya lives in a city named Jaranwala, which is a small city located in Punjab and famous for its agriculture industry in Pakistan.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah for her husband’s grocery business. With the loan, her husband will buy groceries for his grocery shop, which he has run for the past 5 years in the market. Ruqqiya is hopeful that with the loan money, her husband will be able to get a better income by increasing his sales.

She is a new loan applicant and is hopeful that it will be a profitable experience for her.

Note: “In the photo, the lady who has holds a book (called Asasah Passbook) in her hands is Ruqqiya”.

In this group: Ruqqiya, Kalsoom Zuhra, Shamshad Akhtar

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