A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy clothes to resell.

Kousar's Group's story

Kousar is 38 years old. Her husband’s name is A. A. and he operates a clothes-selling business. His shop is located in the bazaar from where he sells a variety of women's and men's clothes, etc. He offers competitive prices to customers who buy clothes from him regularly. He also does a second business which is construction supplies. He fulfills the requirements for construction supplies of his customers and supplements the household income.
Kousar supports her husband in his clothes-selling business. She has a good number of customers in neighboring areas. She fills their orders and earns extra income.

She is the mother of four sons and two daughters. Her two elder sons sell salt packs to different departmental stores and others are studying in a local school.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband who wants to buy clothes for the expansion of his clothes-selling business. This will help him offer more variety to his customers and earn better profit. He has been operating this business for the past 3 years and Kousar is very much hopeful that it will further improve after the loan investment.

She is a new loan applicant and this is her 1st loan application to Asasah. She belongs to Kasur which is a small city in Punjab, Pakistan. It is famous for its leather industry. She lives there in a small home which contains two rooms in the area of Jamatpura.

In this group: Kousar, Najma Bibi, Shamim Akhtar, Naziran Bibi, Safia Begum

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