A loan of $825 helped a member to buy more clothes and thread for expanding a sewing business.


Rubina's Group's story

Rubina is the wife of A. A. and she lives in a city called Arifwala in Pakistan. Arifwala is known for its agriculture industry. She owns a two-room house and lives with her family in the area named Zia Nagar. A very talented lady, Rubina operates a sewing business in her home. She sews clothes for her neighboring clients and earns income. She has been in this business for many years and is well-known in her region. She charges PKRs 120 for simple dress and PKRs 180 for designer dress and her customers don’t argue with her on charges because they admire her work. She has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Asasah, to expand her sewing business. With the loan, she will buy clothes and thread in bulk which she will sew according to the new designs and latest fashions that she will introduce to her customers. This investment will give her better opportunities to earn a profit and she will be able to introduce her talent to many more customers as well. She is hopeful that the idea will bring positive financial changes for her business and she will be able to earn more profit. Note: In the photo, Rubina is the lady with a book (called the Asasah Passbook).

In this group: Rubina, Shahnaz Bibi, Kosar Parveen, Razia Bibi
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