A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy groceries for grocery store business.

Nusrat's Group's story

Nusra lives in Jaranwala which is a small city in Punjab, Pakistan, famous for its agriculture industry. She has lived there in a 2-room brick house with her family in the area of Rasheed Park for the past 30 years. She is a widow and had a very difficult time after the death of her husband. She relied on house rent income which she used to raise her children. Now her children are grown up and have started working. So Nusrat spends most of her time at home doing her household responsibilities.

She is the mother of two sons and two daughters. Her elder son has a motorbike rental business and her younger son operates a grocery store in the market. Her daughters stay at home and help their mother in her housework.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the improvement of her younger son’s grocery store business. With the loan, he will buy daily use items such as cooking oil, sugar, salt, etc. which will enable him to make more sales and earn larger profits. He has been doing this business for the past 10 years and Nusrat is hopeful that an investment will bring even more profits to him and she will be able to save some profits for her daughter’s marriage.

She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 2nd loan application. She has proved herself a responsible client by paying her installments on time in the previous loan year.

Note: In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Nusrat.

In this group: Nusrat, Salma, Safia, Rashda, Shagufta, Parveen

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