A loan of $550 helped a member to buy fertilizer and seeds to grow seasonal crops.

Irshad's Group's story

Irshad lives in Khanewal, a small city located in the Punjab province of Pakistan that is known for its agriculture industry. She lives in a 2-room brick house with her family.

Irshad is a widow who suffered the sudden death of her husband few years ago. It was a very difficult time for her but she never gave up and fought the circumstances bravely. She started working in her husband’s fields along with her eldest son. She worked very hard to raise her children. She has a family background of farming, so she managed to work in the field and to teach her son how to grow seasonal crops and care for the fields.

Now that as her eldest son is grown, she no longer works. She stays at home and does her household responsibilities. She has 4 sons, but none of them go to school because of poor financial conditions.

She has applied for a loan from Asasah, a Kiva field partner, to help her son improve his business. With the loan, he will purchase fertilizer and seeds to grow seasonal crops in his fields to increase the family's household income. She hopes that a loan will make her son’s business more profitable and bring renewed happiness to her family.

She is a new Asasah borrower and this is her first loan application.

In this group: Irshad, Ghulam Sakina , Kareem , Naheed
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