A loan of $850 helped a member to buy embroidery machine and hire worker to expand business.

Farhat's Group's story

Farhat lives in Gujranwala, in Punjab, Pakistan, an area known for its rice industry. She lives there with her family in the Majeed colony area in a 2 room brick house. She came here after her marriage. Farhat is the mother of 2 daughters, both are very young and have not yet started school.

Her husband is a very talented man. He is involved in the embroidery business and runs an embroidery shop in the market. He crafts beautiful embroidery designs on clothes, and attracts many customers. Farhat is also involved in the embroidery business, but she makes hand-made embroideries on clothes while her husband uses a machine to embroider dresses. He uses an embroidery machine because he must finish his orders on time to satisfy his customers.

Farhat has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband’s embroidery business. With the loan, he will buy another embroidery machine and hire a worker. This will help him complete larger orders on time as well as reach more customers. He has been in this business for past 5 years and Farhat is very confident about the future growth of her husband’s business.

Farhat is a new loan user of Asasah's. This is her first loan application.

Note: In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Farhat.

In this group: Farhat, Maqsood Bibi, Maqsoodan, Mukhtar Bibi, Saba Bibi

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