A loan of $725 helped a member to buy clothes, patterns, and thread in bulk.

Shahnaz's Group's story

Shahnaz M. H. is married and has five children: four sons and a daughter. Her husband is M. H., a street hawker who sells fruit from his four-wheeled cart along different streets of the city. The family is from Multan, famous in Pakistan for its shrines and hot weather. They live in the neighborhood of Kher-abad in a two-room brick house. Shahnaz moved here after her marriage.

For the past five years Shahnaz has operated a boutique, which she runs to supplement the family’s income. She displays stitched and embroidered clothes in her boutique to attract customers. She has a good number of customers from neighboring areas and also from the cloth markets, who give her regular orders every month.

Shahnaz’s two elder sons work with her and help in expanding her boutique business. They collect orders for her from different shops in the markets, and Shahnaz completes them on time to earn an income.

Shahnaz has applied for a loan, her first from Kiva’s partner Asasah, for her boutique. She is confident that an investment will definitely put her business into a more profitable position. With the loan she will buy clothes, patterns, and thread in bulk, which will help her in making more dresses and increasing her income.

In this group: Shahnaz, Sajida, Shamim, Nasreen

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