A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy groceries in bulk.


Shahnaz's Group's story

Shahnaz is almost 50 years old. She is very active and fulfills her household responsibilities very actively. She lives with her family in a small city called Sahiwal, which is famous for its agriculture industry in Pakistan. She is married to M. A.. He has two businesses. In the morning, he runs a grocery shop, and in the evening he handles his tailoring shop. He has hired some workers in his tailoring shop who help him in completing the orders on time. He pays them a monthly wage. Shahnaz is the mother of two children: a son and a daughter. Both are enrolled in a local school and are studying in different classes.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband’s grocery store. With the loan, he will buy groceries in bulk in order to meet the needs of his customers and increase his sales. He has been involved in this business for the past 15 years. Shahnaz is hopeful that her husband will successfully be able to improve his grocery business after investing this money into it. She is a new loan user of Asasah, and this is her first loan application.

Note: In the photo, the lady who has holds a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Shahnaz.

In this group: Shahnaz , Shamim Kosar, Mairaj , Naseem, Musarat Bibi
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