A loan of $1,500 helped a member to expand the business by purchasing scrap materials in bulk.

Bushra's Group's story

Bushra, pictured with the Asasah passbook in her hand, is a 35-year-old housewife living in Sahiwal, a small city of Punjab that is famous for its agriculture industry. She lives with her family in a 3-room brick house in the area known as Essa nagri, where she has been for the past 15 years. She and her husband have two sons and one daughter. Due to a lack of financial resources, her eldest son had to stop attending school and started working in a private company. He works there for a low income, but the extra income he generates enables the family to enroll his younger brother and sister in school.

She is applying for a loan from a Kiva partner, Asasah, for her husband’s scrap business. He runs a shop in the market, where he sells scrap materials such as plastic bottles, used papers etc. He has been operating this business for the past 10 years. Bushra is hopeful that the loan proceeds will greatly benefit the business because he could purchase scrap in bulk quantity to sell to his customers for profits.

Bushra is a regular client/borrower of Asasah. In fact, this would be her third loan from Asasah. Notably, she explains that she successfully and timely repaid her prior loans and thereby maintained a good credit record.

In this group: Bushra, Naseem, Parveen, Nasreen, Kaniz, Maryam

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