A loan of $800 helped a member to expand and improve her business by purchasing additional beauty products in bulk.


Shazia's Group's story

Shazia is a married, 32-year-old woman living in a historic city of Pakistan known as Lahore. She lives with her family in their three-room house, where she moved after her marriage ten years ago. She and her husband have two sons and one daughter. All of her children are enrolled in a nearby school and are receiving their education. Her husband’s name is E. A. and he works in a hospital. Shazia explains that she had to stop going to school after the 10th grade due to her family's poor finances, but she knows and understands the importance of a good education. She wants her children to complete their education and, therefore, she works very hard.

To earn a living, Shazia is a beauty expert. Specifically, she provides beauty salon services to her clients, which include bridal makeup work and makeup for other parties. She is applying for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her beauty salon business. With the loan proceeds, she would like to buy beauty-related items such as makeup kits, face packs, and creams in bulk quantity so that she can provide better services to her clients. She hopes that the loan will have a positive impact on her business and that she will be able to realize greater profits. She is a new loan applicant of Asasah and this is her first loan application.

In this group: Shazia , Salma, Bilquis, Hafeez, Ashra Bibi
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