A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy a new sewing machine for sewing business.


Shakila's Group's story

Shakila is married and her husband is a master tailor. His shop is located in the nearby market from where he operates his business. He is known among his clients as an expert in his work and receives regular orders every month. Shakila is also a seamstress and offers her services to her neighboring clients on reasonable rates. Her good stitching helps her in getting more orders every month which allows her to manage the household expenses. She has given birth to two sons and a daughter. All of them are enrolled in a local school and are getting their education. Shakila has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the betterment of her clothes sewing business. With the loan, she will purchase a new sewing machine that will allow her to complete the orders in a shorter period of time and make more income. She has been operating her business for the past 15 years and is very much sure that after the loan investment she will be able to operate her business better and improve the living standard of her family as a result. Note: In the photo, the lady with a book (called Asasah Passbook) is Shakila.

In this group: Shakila, Asia Parveen, Shamim, Shakila Naz, Nabila, Sumera Hussain
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