A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy another welding machine for a welding business.

Asma Muhammad Altaf's Group's story

Asma lives in a historic city called Multan which is known for its shrines and hot weather. She lives there with her family in the area of Yaqoob town in a two-room brick house. Her husband is a welder by profession and welds spare parts and iron items. His shop is located in the market from where he has been operating his business for the past 10 years.

Asma helps her husband financially by doing embroidery. Embroidery is a very common business in Multan and most of the ladies do it from their homes. She receives orders from her neighborhood clients and finishes the orders on time to earn an income. She has a son and a daughter. Both are very young and not yet of school-going age.

Asma has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the expansion of her husband’s welding business. With the loan, he will purchase another welding machine and hire an assistant which will help him do his business better and offer quality services to his clients.

Asma hopes that her husband will earn a better income with the help of his improved business conditions after the investment. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her second loan application. She has established good credit behavior in her previous loan year and never missed a meeting.
Note: “In the photo, the lady with a raised hand is Asma”.

In this group: Asma, Saira, Najma, Salma, Ruqaiya

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