A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy clothes for clothes-selling business.

Khalida's Group's story

Khalida lives in Faisalabad which is Pakistan’s third largest city and known for its textile industry. She lives there in a 2-room brick house with her family in the area of Barkatpura. She moved here 10 years ago. She is 46 years old and is a widow who has a 21-year-old son who works in a private company for a reasonable income.

After the death of her husband, Khalida had to work to support her family. She started a clothes-selling business. She takes orders from her neighborhood clients and fills them by purchasing the clothes from different shops in the city. Because Faisalabad is famous for its textiles, Khalida’s clothes-selling business is going very well.

She is a very responsible person, and as a mother she is taking care of her family very well. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her clothes-selling business. With the loan, she will buy clothes in bulk which will allow her to offer more variety and to target a wider clientele.

She has been operating this business for the past 5 years and hopes that the loan investment will bring positive changes to it and she will be able to save some profit from improved income for the marriage of her son in future. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 4th loan application. In previous loan years, she has maintained a good credit behavior and never missed any meeting.

Note: In the photo, the lady with her hand raised is Khalida.

In this group: Khalida, Kalsoom Bibi, Kalsoom, Rubina, Rano, Muniran Bibi, Khadija

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