A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy fridges for selling on installments.

Shamshad's Group's story

Shamshad is a widow who started sewing clothes after the death of her husband to fulfill the basic needs of her family. She works for members of her community and fulfills their orders to earn profits. She is a very hardworking lady. Along with her sewing business, she also manages her household duties very well.

She has given birth to two sons. Her eldest son sells refrigerators, new and used, on installments, so those persons who can’t afford to pay the full amount buy from him on installments. Her youngest son has a cosmetics-sales business. Shamshad couldn’t provide her children an education due to poor financial conditions.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah to improve her eldest son’s business. With the loan, he will buy fridges to sell through his shop. He has solid experience in his business and handles a good clientele base. Shamshad hopes that an investment will bring better profits to him and will expand his business.

She is a regular loan user of Asasah, and this is her third loan application. In previous loan years, she proved herself as a responsible client who always paid her installments on time and never missed a single meeting.

She lives in Borewala, which is a small city in Punjab, Pakistan, known for its agriculture industry. She has been living there, in the small colony named Habib colony, in a two-room brick house with her family for the past 10 years.

In this group: Shamshad, Zahida Parveen, Nusrat Almas, Rukhsana Bibi, Manzooran Bibi, Yasmeen Bibi, Zahida Parveen

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