A loan of $900 helped a member to buy shawls for resale.

Bilqees Sardar Masih's Group's story

Bilqees lives in a three-roomed brick house with her family in the area of Railway landy, a railway housing scheme in Khanewal. Khanewal is a small city located in Punjab province, Pakistan, and known for its agricultural industry.

Bilqees is a housewife as well as a working woman. To support her family financially, she operates a business selling shawls. She buys them from Multan (famous for its clothes) and sells them to customers in her local area. Her customers include clothes shop owners and people from her neighborhood.

Bilqees' husband is a government employee on a meager income and her only son works in a factory. Her sons left education after 5th grade due to poor financial conditions and the commencement of his factory work.

Bilqees has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for her shawl business. With the loan, she will buy shawls of different kinds (such as simple, colored and embroidered) in large quantities because the winter season is near and demand for shawls will become high. She is hopeful that her business will have a bright future and that investment will do her business a lot of good. Bilqees is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her third loan application. In previous years, she has maintained good credit behavior and has never missed a meeting.

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

In this group: Bilqees, Farzana, Sajida Bibi, Noreen, Suraiya

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