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Total loan: $300
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Shahida's Group

Pakistan
Lahore, Pakistan / Office Supplies

A loan of $300 helped a member to buy stationery, pencils, notebooks, books, etc., for the stationery shop business.


Shahida's Group's story

Shahida lives in Lahore, which is located in Pakistan and is known for its history and culture. Shahida lives there, in the area named Ismail nagar, with her family in a 2-room brick house. She moved here 6 years ago.

Her husband runs a stationery shop in the market, where he sells books, notebooks, pencils, ballpoint pens, etc. His shop is well-known in the area because he keeps all the necessary items in his shop to fullfil the timely needs of his customers.

Shahida herself is a seamstress, sewing clothes for her neighboring clients on order. She learned this art of sewing from a sewing school at an early age and became an expert by much practice. Due to her good quality work, she receives regular orders every month. She is the mother of 3 sons and 2 daughters. All of them are studying by attending a local school.

Shahida has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah to financially assist her husband in his stationery shop business. With the loan, he will buy the stationery items in bulk quantity, which will help him make more sales and income. Shahida is hopeful that by investing a loan in his stationery business, her husband will successfully be able to grow his business, which will help her family to live a better standard of life.

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 the Asasah Passbook) is Shahida.

In this group: Shahida, Sharifaan
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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: November 27, 2010

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: November 27, 2010