A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy required ingredients for restaurant business.


Shamim's Group's story

Shamim is a kind-hearted lady. She always ready to support her family in their time of need. She makes the utmost effort to provide comfort to her family by fulfilling their needs.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her husband’s restaurant business. Using the loan, he will buy required ingredients such as chick-peas, cooking oil, rice and spices, etc. in bulk quantity to prepare food for his customers. In his restaurant her husband sells Punjabi dishes called "Nan chanay" (made with chick-peas and served with bread) and chicken biryani (made with rice and chicken and served with yogurt and salad). These are very famous dishes among his customers and people love to eat at his restaurant.

Shamim also helps her husband in preparing the food besides her household work. She hopes that her husband’s business will be improved further after the loan investment and her family will be able to enjoy a better standard of living in result.

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

In this group: Shamim, Kubra Bibi, Ayesha Bibi, Munawar Bibi, Razia Bibi, Parveen Bibi


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