A loan of $1,575 helped a member to buy a new donkey cart for loading/unloading business.


Safia's Group's story

Safia lives in Faisalabad which is Pakistan’s third largest city and known for its textile industry. She lives there in a 2-room brick house with her family in the area of Maryam Abad. She moved here many years ago. She is 46 years old and married to A. M. who operates a loading/unloading business with his donkey cart.

Safia herself is a housewife, staying at home and doing her household chores. She has two children: a son and a daughter. Both of them were not able to get an education due to financial constraints.

Safia has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah to assist her husband financially. Using the loan, he will buy a new donkey cart because his current cart is not in a position to let him load heavy items on it. With the new cart, he will be able to transport heavy loads which will help him do his job better and earn increased profits.

Safia hopes that the loan investment will bring positive changes to her husband’s business. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 2nd loan application. In previous loan year, she has proved herself a responsible client by paying her installments on time and by attending every meeting.

Note: In the photo, the lady raising her hand is Safia.

In this group: Safia, Rabqa, Nargis, Aneela Kokab, Sakina, Shamim, Uzma


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