A loan of $775 helped a member to buy clothes for clothes selling business.


Parveen Shokat Ali's Group's story

Parveen S. A. is 44 years old, married to S. A. and has three sons and a daughter. Her husband has a cycle repair shop in the market which he has been running for over seven years. During this time he has successfully obtained a good reputation among his customers through his quality work. He and Parveen live in Riwind, a small city in Pakistan famous for its dairy industry. Parveen and her husband couldn’t educate their children due to financial constraints. They all now do different kinds of work to contribute to the family financially.


Parveen supports her family financially by sewing and selling clothes. She mainly gets sewing orders from her neighborhood clients and sells a variety of her clothes to different clothing shops. She also imports clothes from Faisalabad (famous for its textile industry in Pakistan) at cheap rates, and by selling them to different clothing shops she earns a good profit.


Parveen has applied for a loan from Kiva’s partner Asasah for her clothing business. She will invest the loan in purchasing clothes of different varieties in bulk quantities. The bulk purchasing will cut her cost of travelling and also minimize the purchase price. She is experienced in her business and is confident that after investment, her business will improve and she will easily pay back her loan installments.


Parveen is a regular Asasah borrower. This is her fourth loan application. In previous loan periods, she proved herself a responsible client who never missed any meetings and paid her installments on time.


In the photo, the woman who holds a book (called an “Asasah Passbook”) in her hands is Parveen.

In this group: Parveen , Shahida, Parveen Bibi


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