A loan of $900 helped a member to buy groceries for her grocery store.


Shagufta's Group's story

Shagufta lives in Khanewal, which is a small city in the Punjab Province of Pakistan that is known for its agriculture industry. She has been living in a two-room brick house with her family. She is married to M. H., who is a school teacher and also runs a grocery store after his school job. He sells daily-use items such as cooking oil, biscuits, soaps, spices and rice in his store. Shagufta is very caring lady. She fulfills her responsibilities as a housewife and also helps her husband in his grocery store by serving his customers in his absence. She has given birth to 4 sons. All of them are enrolled in a school and getting their education. She has applied to Asasah, a Kiva field partner, for a loan for her husband’s business. With the loan, he will buy groceries in bulk to minimize his costs and to increase his sales. He has been in business for over 5 years. Shagufta hopes that the loan will make her husband’s business more profitable and, as a result, she will be able to provide better financial resources to her children. She is a regular Asasah borrower and this is her 2nd loan application. In her previous loan year, she never missed any meetings and she paid her installments on time. In the photo, Shagufta is the woman who is holding the Asasah Passbook.

In this group: Shagufta , Asia Perveen , Samina , Akbari , Salma
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