A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase groceries for grocery shop.

Shamshad Begum's Group's story

Shamshad begum M. Y. is 58 years old, married, and has four children. She resides in Kamokay in Pakistan. Kamokay is known for its rice industry. She has been living there with her family for past 40 years. Her eldest son has got his education until 5th standard and could not study further due to the poor financial condition of the family. He is now 24 years old and runs a grocery shop in the market to financially support the family.

Shamshad's husband is involved in a dairy business. He has some buffalos at his home from which he gets milk and sells to his customers to earn an income. Shamshad is a very talented lady, who operates an embroider business in her home. She collects orders from her community and earns income after completing them on time.

Shamshad has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her eldest son’s business. With the loan, he will buy groceries, such as cooking oil, rice, sugar, and spices to sell in his grocery shop. Shamshad is hopeful that through this investment her son will be able to expand his business and doublehis income.

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

In this group: Shamshad Begum, Shabana Kosar, Razia Bibi, Nasreen, Saima, Sajida Bibi

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