A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy items for barber shop business.

Kalsoom Younas Farooq Group's story

Kalsoom lives in a small city of Punjab province of Pakistan called Khanewal that is famous for its agriculture industry. She lives in a two-room brick house in an area named Railway Landy, with her husband and their 17-year-old son. Kalsoom moved to her house after her marriage to Y. F., who has a barber shop business. Kalsoom’s son left school after fifth grade. Now he stays at home, and Kalsoom prays that he will find suitable work soon and start contributing financially to the family.

Kalsoom is a housewife who works in the home. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah to help her husband expand his barber shop business. With the loan, he will buy necessary items such as scissors, hair shampoo, and hair gels to offer better services to his customers. Kalsoom is hopeful that her husband, who started this business 5 years ago, will be able to improve his business with the help of this loan.

Kalsoom is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her fifth loan application. She has maintained a good credit repayment history and never misses meetings. In this photo, Kalsoom is seen holding her passbook, the Asasah Passbook.

In this group: Kalsoom , Rukhsana, Razia Begum, Razian Bibi, Sofia
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