A loan of $775 helped a member to buy scrap for a scrap business.

Bilqees' Group's story

Bilqees lives in Faisalabad which is a big city located in Punjab, Pakistan, known for its textile industry. She has been living with her family in a two-room brick house in the area of Ghulamabad for the past 20 years. She is a widow and has five sons and a daughter. Her four sons work and remain illiterate due to financial constraints. Her eldest son has a business selling scrap. He provides scrap on order to different factories and other scrap dealers. Three of the other four sons work in a private organization for a low income. Only her youngest son was able to get education till the 4th standard.

Bilqees has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Asasah, for her elder son’s business. With the loan, he will buy scrap such as plastic bottles, iron, used paper, etc., in bulk to meet the demands of his customers and make extra income. Bilqees is hopeful that her son’s 6 years of experience will help him establish his business with the loan investment, and she will be able to marry her daughter (who is now 18 years old) with the help of the increased profits.

Bilqees is a new loan applicant of Asasah. In the photo, the lady with a raised hand is Bilqees.

In this group: Bilqees, Kalsoom Akhtar, Naheed Akhtar, Rahmat Bibi, Saleema

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