A loan of $950 helped a member to buy stock for grocery store business.


Fazeelat's Group's story

Fazeelat lives in Faisalabad, Pakistan’s third largest city known for its textile industry. She lives there in a 2-room brick house with her family in the area of Ghulamabad. She moved here 6 years ago.

Fazeelat is 48 years old, married to N. M., and has 6 children: 5 sons and 1 daughter. She could not educate her children due to poor financial conditions.

Fazeelat is a very responsible person, and carried out her responsibilities of a housewife and caring for her family very well. Her husband operates a grocery store in a nearby market. Through his shop, he sells daily use items such as sugar, cooking oil, lentils, etc. He is known in his area for his good customer service and quality products. Fazeelat’s two elder sons operate a cloth selling business.

Fazeelat has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband’s grocery store business. With the loan, he will purchase more groceries in bulk, which will help him fulfill the demands of his customers and make more income. Fazeelat hopes that this investment will bring positive changes to her husband’s business and improve the living standards for her family. She is a new loan user of Asasah and this is her first loan application.

Note: In the photo, the lady with the raised hand is Fazeelat.

In this group: Fazeelat, Ghafooran Bibi, Akhtar Bibi, Safia Bibi, Parveen Bibi, Abida Parveen
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