A loan of $925 helped a member to buy goats & sheep for animal selling business.


Razia's Group's story

Razia lives in Khanewal which is a small city located in Punjab province, Pakistan, and known for its agriculture industry. She has been living there in the area of Shanti Nagar for the past 15 years in a 2-room brick house with her family.

She is married to S. Q. who is engaged in an animal-selling business. His business grows busier during the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Azha because people purchase animals to slaughter. At other times he sells animals to butchers. He purchases young goats and sheep at cheap prices and sells them after raising them. Razia herself is a seamstress, involved in a business sewing clothes. She does this work for her neighboring clients to earn income for the family. She is very skillful in her work and receives regular orders every month. She has given birth to a son and a daughter. Both are very young and have not started to attend school yet.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah to improve her husband’s business. With the loan, he will purchase some goats and sheep to earn more profit through selling. He has been operating this business for the past eight years and Razia is hopeful that an investment will put his business in a more profitable position.

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

In this group: Razia , Maryam, Saleema, Khursheed, Nadra
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