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

Rehana's Group's story

Rehana lives in Faisalabad which is Pakistan’s third largest city, known for its textile industry. She has been living there in a 2-room brick house with her family in the area of Medina town for the past 18 years. She is 39 years old, married to N. M., and has two children. Both of them are enrolled in a local school and getting their education.

Her husband works in a private company. His income is not enough to cover the basic needs of the family that’s why, a few years ago, Rehana started sewing clothes for her neighboring clients. She learnt this art from her mother and has become an expert after considerable practice. She is a very responsible person. As a mother she is also taking care of her family very well.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her sewing business. With the loan, she will buy a new sewing machine because her old machine doesn’t produce quality work and takes a lot of time to sew a single dress. The new machine will help her complete orders on time and make more profit. She hopes that the investment will bring positive changes to her business and improve her financial position. She is a new loan applicant and this is her first loan application through Asasah.

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

In this group: Rehana, Ishrat Sultana, Kalsoom Akhtar, Mafia, Gulshan Bano

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