A loan of $900 helped a member to buy raw material for shoe making business.


Sughran Bashir Ahmad's Group's story

Sughran lives in a two-roomed brick house in Gujranwala, an industrial city located in Punjab, Pakistan. She is a widow who had great difficulties after the death of her husband. She brought up her four sons and one daughter by doing labor in order to help them be successful in their professions. Her first three sons are cobblers by profession and make shoes by receiving orders from shoe factories and shops. Her youngest son is enrolled in school and is getting an education.

Sughran has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for her sons' cobbler business. With this loan, they will buy raw materials such as leather, nails and shoe polish in large quantities, which will help them to finish larger orders on time and make more income.

Sughran is hopeful that this loan investment will help her sons in growing their business and increasing their earnings. She is a regular loan user of Kiva partner, Asasah, and this is her fourth loan application. In previous loan years, she has maintained good credit behavior and attended every meeting.

Note: In the photo, the lady who has holds a book (called the Asasah passbook) in her hands is Sughran.

In this group: Sughran , Razia, Nasreen Akhtar, Zubaida Begum
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