A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy required items for Punjabi food restaurant business.


Rashida's Group's story

Rashida belongs to Arifwala which is a small city of Punjab, Pakistan and known for its dairy industry. She has been living there in the small colony named Fazal colony in a 3-room brick house with her family for the past 12 years. She is a housewife and takes care of her household responsibilities by staying at home.

Her husband's name is Z. H. and he operates a Punjabi food restaurant business in the market. He offers good quality food items to his clients. In the restaurant, he sells "Daal roti" (made with lentils and served with bread), "Nan chanay" (made with chick peas and served with bread), etc. He has a good name in the area for his good quality food.

Rashida is the mother of two sons and both of them work. Her elder son sells vegetables in a vegetable market while younger one does a private job. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband. Through the loan, he will buy required items like lentils, cooking oil, chick peas, flour and spices, etc. which will allow him to provide better quality of food to his clients and earn better profits.

He started this business 12 years ago and Rashida is hopeful that after an investment, it will start bringing him better profits. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her 3rd loan application. In previous loan years, she has paid her installments on time and never missed any meeting.

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

In this group: Rashida , Shahnaz, Sakina, Maqsoodan, Razia
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