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Total loan: $1,175
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Bushra's Group

Pakistan
Raiwind, Pakistan / Embroidery

A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy embroidery material and unstitched clothes.


Bushra's Group's story

Bushra is 48 years old and married with three children. Her husband, I., is 60 years old and has a business selling food. He has a small restaurant in the market where he offers different kinds of Punjabi food and tea to his customers. His food dishes are very famous and people come from different areas to taste his nan chanay (made with chickpeas and served with bread) and biryani (made with rice and served with pickles).

A talented lady, Bushra also supports her husband financially by doing embroidery. She has a good number of clients in her neighborhood and receives regular orders from them every month, earning a good income. She has 2 sons and a daughter. Her eldest son left school after 8th grade and started working in a factory at a low salary. Her second son is illiterate and her daughter is in 3rd grade.

Bushra has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner Asasah to improve her embroidery business. She will use the loan to purchase embroidery materials such as beads, colored thread, sketches and unstitched clothing in larger quantities to help her make more embroidered clothes to increase her income and sales. She has been operating this business for many years and is hopeful that an investment will return a good profit for her business. Bushra is a regular lender with Asasah and this is her 3rd loan application. In her previous loan years, she has maintained good credit behavior and never missed a meeting.

Note: In the photo, Bushra is raising her hand.

In this group: Bushra , Rehana, Naseem, Sajida, Maryam
*not pictured


Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: November 25, 2010

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: November 25, 2010