A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy a rickshaw for starting a transportation business.


Shameem's Group's story

Shameem is a housewife and lives with her husband and 5 children in Kalar Abadi, a small housing development in Gujranwala. Gujranwala is located in the Punjab, an area famous for its industries and rice crops.

Shameem stays at home and takes care of her children and does her household responsibilities. She is a very active lady and is always ready to help her family in every possible way. She is 53 years old. Her husband’s name is G. T.. He works in a hospital and earns a reasonable income.

Due to financial constraints, Shameem was unable to help her elder children finish their education. They left school and started working to financially support the family. Her eldest son works in a factory, her second son has a job with a private company, and her daughter sews clothes for neighboring clients. Her remaining children are enrolled in a local school and are getting their education.

Shameem has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband. He wants to start a transport business to run after he completes his day job. With this loan he will buy a rickshaw, which will help him earn extra money every month. Shameem is hopeful that this investment will help her family enjoy a better financial life by increasing her household income.

Shameem is a regular loan user of Asasah's. This is her 5th loan application. In previous loan years, she has maintained good credit behavior and had never missed any meeting.

Note: In the photo, the lady holding a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Shameem.

In this group: Shameem, Farzana, Ruqaiya, Hazran, Shazia


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