A loan of $575 helped a member to buy ingredients for producing Punjabi food for sale.


Shazia's Group's story

Shazia is married and her husband deals in traditional Punjabi foods called samosay and pakoray. He has very good taste in his food and people from different areas of the city come to him to buy his products.

Shazia is a housewife who spends her time at home and takes care of her household responsibilities. In her spare time, she supports her husband in preparing samosay (made with gram flour and potatoes) and pakoday (also made with gram flour and served with yogurt & chili sauce).

She is the mother of a 10-year-old son who stays at home with her. Shazia couldn't educate him due to financial constraints.

She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the further expansion of her husband's business. With the loan, he will buy ingredients such as gram flour, spices, and potatoes in bulk to be able to prepare better quality food items to increase his sales and profits.

He has good experience in his business and has been operating it for more than two years. Shazia is confident about the positive growth of her husband's business after the loan investment.

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

In this group: Shazia, Kiran, Sangeeta Bibi, Shukria Parveen, Itrat Fatima


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