A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy eyeglass frames for an optical store.


Shafqat Kanwal's Group's story

Shafqat kanwal lives in Kot Radha Kishen which is a small city of Punjab, Pakistan and famous for its agriculture. She is 36 years old and has been living there with her family in a 3 room brick house for the past 10 years. She is married to I. H. who operates an optical store in the market. He keeps in his store variety of frames such as sun and eye glasses for his customers. He also provides eye testing facilities to his customers. He is the only money-maker in the family. Shafqat is a housewife, stays at home and takes care of her family and does her household work. She has given birth to 3 daughters and a son. None of them are able to get an education due to poor financial resources. Shafqat has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband who will utilize the loan money in buying more eyeglass frames for resale. He has been operating this business for past 5 years. Shafqat is hopeful that an investment will bring more profits to her husband which will enable her to educate her children in near future. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 2nd loan application. In the previous loan year, she has proved herself as a responsible client by paying her installments on time and attending every meeting. Note: “In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Shafqat kanwal”.

In this group: Shafqat Kanwal, Zubaida Bibi, Rani Bibi, Zainab Bibi, Seema Bibi
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