A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy clothes and material for an embroidery business.


Shahnaz's Group's story

Shahnaz lives in Kamoki, which is a small city in Punjab Pakistan known for its rice production. She lives in the area named Chungi no.7 with her family in a 2 room brick house. She moved here many years ago with her family.

Shahnaz is 46 years old, married to A. A. and has 4 children: 2 daughters and 2 sons. Her children couldn’t get an education due to financial reasons and started working in their teens. Her both sons work in the local factory. Her husband is a driver by profession and drives a rickshaw. With this rickshaw, he provides transport services to passengers.

Shahnaz herself is a very supportive lady by nature. She supports her family financially by doing embroidery work. She is a very talented embroidery artist and receives regular orders every month from her neighborhood clients. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her embroidery business. With the loan, she will buy clothes and embroidery material such as beads, colored thread and sketches in bulk quantity. That will help her finishing orders on time and offer more embroider variety to her clients.

She hopes that an investment will bring positive changes to her business and she will increase her household income. She is a new loan user of Asasah and this is her first loan application.

Note: In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Shahnaz.

In this group: Shahnaz , Shumaila, Kubra , Sughran , Lubna
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