A loan of $450 helped a member to buy required items for Punjabi food selling business.

Surriya's Group's story

Surriya is 42 years old, and a mother of 2 daughters and a son. All of the children are young and stay at home. Surriya is unable to provide them with education facilities due to poor financial resources. She has lived in a 2 room brick house with her family in the area of Green town for many years. Green town is located in Lahore, which is Pakistan’s second largest city and known for its history and culture.

Her husband’s name is M. I. and he sells traditional Punjabi food called Samosay and Pakorey (which are spicy foods made up of potatoes and different spices). Surriya has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for further improvement of her husband’s business. With the loan, he will buy required items like spices and potatoes in bulk quantity to make larger quantities of Samosas and Pakodas to sell. He will also buy some plastic chairs and tables to increase the sitting arrangements at his business place. He has been running this business for past 10 years and Surriya is confident that a loan investment will bring even more profits to him.

She is a new loan applicant. She hopes it will bring good changes to her husband’s business.

In this group: Surriya , Nargis, Shabnam
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