A loan of $550 helped a member to buy leather, shoelaces and other supplies.

Zeenat's Group's story

Zeenat lives in Okara, a small city in Pakistan known for its agriculture industry. For 14 years, she and her family have lived in the Faisal Park area in a 2-room brick house.

She is supportive by nature, and she shares the family's financial burden with her husband by making shoes. Zeenat receives orders from different shoe stores and fulfills them to earn a profit. Her husband, M. Y., sells fruit from his four-wheeled cart.

Zeenat has 11 children. Due to poor financial conditions, she hasn't been able to provide an education to her children. Two of her sons do private jobs; the third drives a rickshaw. Her fourth son is a tailor. The other children stay at home and don't work.

Zeenat has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her shoe-making business because she has a large order to fulfill. With the loan, she will buy leather, shoelaces, nails, shoe polish and other supplies to make shoes to fulfill the orders. She has been in this business for more than 9 years. She is hopeful that this loan will enable her to fulfill the orders on time and build a positive image with her clients by providing quality service.

She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 5th loan application. In previous loans, she maintained good credit and never missed a meeting.

In this group: Zeenat, Um-E-Kalsoom, Mukhtaran Bibi

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