A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy a rickshaw for the business.

Nasreen's Group's story

For the last 20 years Nasreen has been living in a three-room brick house with her family in Jaranwala, a small city in Punjab famous for its agricultural industry. She is a housewife and spends most of her time performing her household responsibilities, while her husband, G. H., works in a sugar mill earning a meager income.

Nasreen is the mother of four sons, three of whom are illiterate, and a daughter. Her eldest son drives a rented rickshaw, while the second eldest works in a private company on a monthly wage, and the youngest to them has a carpet weaving business. Her remaining two children are enrolled in school.

Nasreen has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her eldest son. With the loan, he will buy a rickshaw because the rented rickshaw doesn’t allow him to work for more hours and he has to pay a portion of the earned amount to the rickshaw owner at the day's end. Nasreen is hopeful that by purchasing a rickshaw, her son will be able to work as long as he wants and can earn good income by serving more passengers.

Nasreen is a regular borrower from Asasah, and this is her fourth loan application. In previous loan years, she responsibly paid her installments and never missed any meetings.

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

In this group: Nasreen , Anwari, Mumtaz, Akhtari, Razia

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