A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy embroidery items in bulk quantity for embroidery business.

Sakina's Group's story

Sakina, a resident of Kasur, a Pakistani city famous for its sweetmeats, is 51 years old, a mother of four daughters and three sons, and married to M. S., a laborer. Although he is a very hard worker, his job is not a permanent source of income because work is sporadic. To support him financially and to fulfill the basic needs of the family, Sakina started an embroidery business, taking orders from her nearby clients and completing them promptly to earn an income.

All of Sakina's children are illiterate because she couldn't afford to send them to school. She has, however, taught her art of embroidery to all of her sons, who now operate their own business from a rented shop in the market. They contribute to the family financially from their earnings, while her daughters are very young and stay at home.

Sakina has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her embroidery business. With the loan, she will buy embroidery items such as clothes, beads, colored thread and sketches in bulk quantity that will enable her to complete orders on time and increase her income. A regular loan user of Asasah, this is her fourth loan application. In previous loan years, she has maintained good credit behavior and attended all meetings.

Note: In the photo, the lady holding a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Sakina.

In this group: Sakina, Mukhtaran Bibi, Hamidan Bibi, Hafizan, Khalida Parveen, Allah Rakhi, Rasheeda Begum

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