A loan of $825 helped a member to buy colored thread and beads for making and selling "parandas," a kind of decorative hair-fastening ornament.


Rani's Group's story

Rani operates a business making "parandas," a kind of decorative hair-fastening ornament. She has been making and selling these for five years, offering them for sale not only to members of her immediate community but also to various shops at the market.

Rani has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the improvement of her business through the purchase of larger quantites of necessary materials, such as colored thread and beads. This will allow her to make and sell parandas in greater quantities. She is hopeful that such an investment will further enhance her business and make her business more profitable.

She lives with her family in Kasur, a small city in Pakistan famous for its leather industry, where she has lived for 20 years. The family resides in a two-room brick house in an area named Basti Uneekan.

Rani's husband A. operates a leather-selling business. He provides leather to different shoemakers on order. His business is doing well and his eldest son helps him in his business. Their next-eldest son is 11 years old and studying in third class at school.

Rani is a new loan user of Asasah and this is her first loan application. She is confident that it will prove to be a good decision for the future of her business.

In this group: Rani , Bilquis, Sakina Bibi, Rzia


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