A loan of $975 helped a member to buy a new sewing machine for sewing business.


Farrah's Group's story

Farrah lives in Khanewal which is a small city of Pakistan. She lives in a 2 roomed brick house with her family in the area named Christian colony. She moved here 4 years ago after her marriage to S. M.. Farrah is 27 years of age and has 3 children: 2 daughters and a son. All of the children are very young and are not yet of school going age. Farrah wants her children to get a quality education once they become older. She shares the financial burden with her husband by doing sewing works. She is very skillful in her work and receives regular orders every month. Her husband is a government employee, earning a meager income.

Farrah has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her sewing business. She will use the loan towards buying a new sewing machine because the old sewing machine doesn’t produce quality, neat work. The new machine will help her complete her work more quickly and she will be able to make more income. She started doing this business 4 years ago and is hopeful that an investment will increase her household income. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 2nd loan application. In the previous loan year, she proved herself as a responsible client who always paid her installments on time and never missed a single meeting.

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

In this group: Farrah , Lubna Maryam, Sumera, Rehana , Shabana Mubarak


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