A loan of $775 helped a member to buy a new sewing machine for tailoring business.

Zubaida's Group's story

Zubaida lives in the historic city of Lahore, Pakistan. It is known for its culture and food. Zubaida has been living there, in the area of Mughalpura, with her family for the last 23 years. She is a 45 year old housewife who spends most of her time at home doing her household responsibilities. Besides her household works, she also does embroidery work, part-time. She is very good at her work and receives a good number of orders every month. She learned this art from her mother before her marriage and she is now taking advantage of her skill in the shape of money. She receives orders from her neighboring customers and earns well by completing the orders on time. Her income allows her to pay off the utility bills of her house.

Zubaida is married to G. A. who is a tailor by profession. He specifically sews men’s clothes and runs a shop in the market. Zubaida has given birth to 4 sons and 2 daughters. Her three elder sons are involved in different works. They couldn’t complete their education and had to start work at a young age to financially support the family. Two of her 3 younger children are enrolled in school and are getting their education.

Zubaida has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the improvement of her husband’s tailoring business. He will invest the loan in purchasing a sewing machine and he will hire a worker who will help him complete the orders on time to make extra income. Zubaida is hopeful that the investment will take her husband’s business to a more profitable position.

Note: “In the photo, the lady with a raised hand is Zubaida”.

In this group: Zubaida, Suraiya, Khalida, Hafeezan, Safia Begum

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