A loan of $950 helped a member to buy a welding machine.


Shazia's Group's story

Shazia is 40 years old and married with four children: three sons and a daughter. Only her daughter is able to get an education. Her eldest son has a clothes selling business and her second son sells CDs and DVDs. Her husband has a welding business. He provides spare parts, repair and iron welding services to his clients at cheap rates.

Shazia is very supportive and knows that alone her husband is unable to meet the financial requirements of his family. That’s why she sews clothes for her neighboring customers. She is very skillful and earns a reasonably good income from her business. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the expansion of her husband’s welding business. With the loan, he will buy a welding machine that will allow him to provide better quality services to his customers and earn more profits. He is experienced in his work and has been operating his business for the past 30 years. Shazia is hopeful that a loan will bring more profits to him and improve her family’s financial conditions. She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her second loan application. In the previous loan year, she established good credit behavior and never missed any meeting.

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

In this group: Shazia, Hussan Pari , Kiran , Shah Jahan


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