A loan of $775 helped a member to buy scraps for her recycling business.

Mumtaz's Group's story

Mumtaz is 35 years old and belongs to the historic Pakistani city of Lahore. Lahore is the second-largest city of Pakistan. She lives there in a small house that consists of three rooms with her husband, brother, and four children. Three of her children are enrolled in a local school, while the youngest is one year old.

Her husband is a painter by profession and paints walls, ceilings, and houses on order. He makes deals with building and house owners and completes their work in the set time to earn an income for the family. Her brother is a scrap dealer. He operates a scrap shop in the market, and support Mumtaz financially through his earnings. Mumtaz supports her family by selling paper envelopes. She receives orders from different stationary shops and fulfills the orders on time. Besides her business, she has also proved herself to be a very good housewife, who takes care of her household responsibilities very well.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her brother who will buy scrap, such as used paper and plastic bottles, for his scrap business and make more income by increasing his sales. Mumtaz is hopeful that investing her loan money in her brother’s business will make him stand on his own feet and that his income will also be increased. She is a new loan user of Asasah and hopes it will be a profitable experience for her.

In this group: Mumtaz, Shamim Akhtar, Parveen Kosar, Zahida Bibi

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