A loan of $750 helped a member to buy a new sewing machine for sewing business.

Shumaila's Group's story

Shumaila is an educated lady who got her education up to the 12th grade. After that, her parents had her married to S. N., who works in a private company for a reasonable income. She has a daughter who is studying in 10th grade.

Shumaila started a sewing business 5 years ago to financially assist her husband. She takes orders from her neighborhood clients and fulfills the orders at a given time to earn profits. The income generated helps her to pay the school fees of her daughter and to pay the utility bills. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for the improvement of her sewing business. She will use the loan money to buy a new sewing machine, which will allow her to complete the orders early and make larger profits. Her old machine doesn’t produce quality work and takes much time to sew a single dress. Shumaila is hopeful that, after buying a new sewing machine, she will be able to get improved profits, which will result in bettering the financial life of her family.

She is a new loan user of Asasah and hopes that it will be a good step for a better financial future. Shumaila lives in an industrial city of Pakistan, known as Faisalabad. She owns a 2-room house there in the area of Samanabad. She moved there after her marriage 17 years ago.

Note: "In the photo, the lady with a raised hand is Shumaila".

In this group: Shumaila, Khalida Bibi, Atiya Noreen, Nasreen Bibi, Jamila Akhtar

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