A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy a rickshaw to start a driving business.

Razia's Group's story

Razia, 57, works from home as a seamstress to support her family financially. She mainly receives work from neighboring clients. She started this business after her husband’s death a few years ago. Her husband had been the only breadwinner of the family and after his death all responsibilities came onto her shoulders and she worked day and night to improve the financial condition of her family.

Razia is mother to two sons. Her elder son works in a brick furnace manufacturing brick and the younger is the janitor of a private company. They both contribute to the family financially. The family live in Gujranwala, a city located in Punjab and famous in Pakistan for its sweetmeat.

Razia has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her elder son to start a driving business, as his current work doesn’t give him enough money to cover the family's financial needs. He will use the loan to purchase a rickshaw with which he will provide transportation services to passengers and earn income for the family.

Razia is hopeful that after this loan investment her family’s life will improve and she will be able to marry her elder son very soon. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her second loan application. In the previous loan year, she built good credit behavior and attended every meeting.

In this group: Razia, Rukhsana Shaheen, Rehana Kosar, Nasira, Shahida Bibi

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