A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy ingredients such as flour, chickpeas, cooking oil and spices.


Sarwar's Group's story

Sarwar belongs to Pakpattan, which is a small city in Pakistan known for its agriculture and dairy industry. She has been living there in the area of Maday shah with her family in a three-room brick house for the past 20 years. Her husband’s name is M. D. and he operates a Punjabi food restaurant business. He sells local traditional food like Daal Chawal (made with chickpeas and served with rice and pickle), chicken and bread. He has a good number of clients due to the good quality and taste of the food. Sarwar is the mother of a son who is married and 28 years old. He helps his father in his business. Sarwar is a very good housewife and does her household responsibilities very well. She also assists her husband in his business by preparing food.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband who wants to further improve his business. With the loan, he will buy flour, chickpeas, cooking oil, spices, etc to prepare good quality food and to increase his profits. He has been operating this business for the past five years and Sarwar is hopeful that the loan will help him grow his business and make better profits. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her second loan application. She has established a good credit record with her previous loan and attended every meeting.

In this group: Sarwar , Naseeran, Shagufta Parveen, Zubaida


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