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Total loan: $1,000
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Azra's Group


A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy leather, a shoe polisher and nails for a shoe-making business.


Azra's Group's story

Azra lives in Pakpattan, which is a small city known for its dairy industry in the Punjab province of Pakistan. She has been living there in the area of Khanpura with her family in a two-room brick house for the past 30 years.

A talented lady, Azra operates a business making decoration pieces. She has different business contacts in the market and sells them the decoration pieces at a profit. She is a very active lady and is good at her art. Her husband’s name is A. R.; he is a cobbler by profession and makes shoes on order. He takes orders from different shoe-making factories and shoe shops and fulfills their orders on time to earn an income.

Azra is the mother of three daughters and two sons. Only her eldest son is able to attend school while the others stay at home. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the expansion of her husband’s business. He will buy leather, a shoe-polisher and nails in bulk to be able to fulfill larger orders on time. He has been operating this business for past 10 years and has vast experience in his field. Azra hopes that an investment will improve his business further.

She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her second loan application. In the previous loan year, she proved herself a responsible client by paying her installments on time and attending every meeting.

In this group: Azra , Ghulam Fatima, Kosar Bibi, Aneela
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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: March 21, 2011

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: March 21, 2011