A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy clothes and embroidery material for boutique business.


Najma's Group's story

Najma comes from Faisalabad which is located in Punjab, Pakistan and is known for its textile industry. She has lived there in the area of Barkatpura with her family in a 2-room brick house for the past 20 years. She is married to I. who is 54 years old and doesn’t have a job. Najma is a talented lady who operates a boutique business at her home. She is expert in preparing plain and also embroidered dresses. She displays her work at her boutique and also supplies clothes to different clothing shops in the market. She is the mother of three sons. Her eldest son works in a factory, and other two are drivers and provide transport services. Najma has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the expansion of her boutique business. With the loan, she will buy clothes and embroidery materials like beads, colored thread, etc to make larger quantity of clothes. She will also hire a worker who will assist her in completing her work. She is hopeful that her 5 years of business experience will help her in expanding her business on larger scale after the loan investment and her family will be able to have a better standard of life as a result. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 2nd loan application. In the previous loan year, she established a good credit behavior and never missed any meeting. Note: In the photo, the lady with her hand raised is Najma.

In this group: Najma, Shagufta, Allah Rakhi, Hamidan, Sobia, Shagufta, Shahnaz
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