A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy groceries for a grocery store business.


Safia's Group's story

Safia is 47 years old and has given birth to three sons and a daughter. They live in a small city called KasU., which is located in Punjab, Pakistan, and is famous for its leather industry. Her elder son has a transport business and her daughter is a school teacher. Her other children are getting their education by going to school. She is married to M. Y. who operates a grocery store in the market. He sells daily use items like oil, sugar, spices, rice, etc. He is known among his clients for his fair dealing and the quality of his products.

Safia also supports her family selling thread. She supplies thread at reasonable rates to different thread sellers at the markets. She is also a very good mother and wife. She performs her household responsibilities very well.

Safia has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Asasah, to help her husband expand his grocery store business. With this loan, he will buy groceries in bulk to put in his store to sell. Safia is hopeful that through the loan investment her husband will be able to increase his income and make his business more profitable. She is a new loan user of Asasah and this is her first loan application.

In the photo, the lady with a book (an Asasah passbook) is Safia.

In this group: Safia, Rani, Shameem Akhter, Ayesha, Zarina


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