A loan of $850 helped a member to buy a new donkey cart for loading business.


Kalsoom's Group's story

Kalsoom is one of four members of this group loan. She belongs to Mian Channu, which is a small city located in Punjab, Pakistan, and known for its agriculture industry. She lives there in a two-room brick house with her family. She came here seven years ago.

She is 27 years old, married to A. and has two children. Her elder son is in kindergarten while younger one has not started attending school yet. He is only 3 years old. Her husband is a loader by profession and operates a loading business. He puts loads like vegetables, fruits or construction supplies on his donkey cart and delivers them from one place to another. Kalsoom has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband, who wants to buy a new donkey cart. His current cart has become rough and urgently needs replacement. With a new cart, he will be able to load more and earn better profits by providing better quality services to his clients.

Kalsoom is hopeful that this investment will be a productive one for her husband and make him more profits in the future. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her second loan application. In the previous loan year she proved herself a responsible client by paying her installments on time.

In this group: Kalsoom , Suraiya Bibi, Sajida Bibi, Naseem Akhtar
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