A loan of $825 helped a member to buy required items for a shoe-making business.


Samina's Group's story

Samina lives in Multan, which is located in the Punjab province of Pakistan and is famous for its sweetmeats and shrines. She lives there in a two-room brick house in the area named Hazoori bagh. She moved here after her marriage many years ago.

Basically, she is a housewife but to support her family financially she also operates a clothes-selling business. She is a very energetic and loyal lady who is always ready to help and support her family in every possible way. Her earnings help her husband in managing the financial expenses in a better way.

She has given birth to three sons. Unfortunately, all of them are illiterate and do businesses. Her elder son is a rickshaw driver and provides transport services to his customers and earns income. Her second son provides loading services on his donkey cart and her youngest son is a tailor who operates a tailoring shop in the market.

Her husband is a cobbler by profession and makes shoes on order. The specialty of his work is he makes embroidery on shoes that are very famous in the neighboring areas. He also supplies his shoes to different shoe shops and generates good income for the family.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the growth of her husband’s business. With the loan, he will buy required items, such as beads, thread, leather and nails, in bulk quantities that will enable him to make more embroidered shoes to fulfill orders and to make more money.

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

Note: In the photo, the lady with the book called the Asasah Passbook is Samina.

In this group: Samina , Firdous, Wazir Begum , Kosar Parveen, Naseem


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