A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy a new sewing machine to improve their business.

Shareefan's Group's story

Shareefan lives in Jaranwala, a small city in Punjab, Pakistan known for its agriculture industry. She has been living there with her family in a single room brick house for almost 35 years. Shareefan is a widow. Her husband, who worked for the government, died a few years ago. She receives his pension which helps her to pay the utility bills.

Shareefan lives with her 20-year-old daughter. Both do sewing work to survive financially. They are good at their work and receive regular orders every month. She has applied for a loan from Kiva's partner, Asasah, to improve their sewing business. With the loan, she will buy a new sewing machine for her daughter because they are currently using a single machine. The new machine will enable them to finish the orders on time and help them to receive more orders every month. She hopes that this investment will help them earn more profits.

She is a regular borrower of Asasah and this is her 3rd loan application. In her previous loan years, she always paid her installments on time and never missed a single meeting.

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

In this group: Shareefan, Riaz Fatima, Bashiran, Ulfat, Razia

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