A loan of $650 helped a member to buy fertilizer and seeds for the family farm.

Ruqiya's Group's story

Ruqiya resides in a small city called Sahiwal. It is located in Punjab, Pakistan in an area known for its agricultural industry. She has been living there with her family in a 2 room brick house for past 20 years.

She is 45 years of age, a housewife who stays at home and does her household work. She has great administrative skills and manages her household expenses very well. Her husband’s name is M. A. and he is involved in agriculture and works in the fields. He grows different seasonal crops and sells them to the various customers.

Ruqiya is the mother of 7 children. Her eldest son works in a leather factory, younger son works with his father in his fields and also operates a welding business in the market. Her other children are enrolled in a local school to get their education.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah to improve her husband’s agriculture business. With the loan, he will buy fertilizers, seeds etc to get better results from his land and make more profits. Ruqiya is hopeful that her husband’s business will grow further by investing loan money into it which will result in better living standards for her family.

She is a new loan applicant and this is her first loan application to Asasah.

Note: “In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Ruqiya”.

In this group: Ruqiya, Manzooran, Parveen Bibi, Khalida Bibi, Roshan Bibi

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