Her husband is a retired government employee. He receives a pension from the government every month. Nargis herself is a housewife, staying at home and doing her household responsibilities.
She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the betterment of her eldest son who wants to buy fertilizers, seeds and pesticides for his agriculture business. He has been operating this business for the past four years and Nargis is hopeful that an investment will help him improve his business conditions further.
Note: In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Nargis.
This is a Group Loan
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