A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy a new sewing machine for expansion of her sewing business.


Maryam's Group's story

Maryam is a 43-year-old widow. Her husband died a few years ago leaving her alone with 2 children. Maryam never lost hope and worked very hard to raise her children. Due to poor financial conditions, she couldn’t educate her youngest son. Only her eldest son is able to continue his studies and studying in 12th standard. Her nephew also lives with her and operates a Punjabi food restaurant through which he sells a variety of food to his customers.

Maryam is a seamstress, sewing clothes for her neighboring clients. She is very skillful and receives a good number of orders every month. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for the further expansion of her sewing business. With the loan, she will buy a new sewing machine that will allow her to complete orders on time and earn more profit.

She is confident that after the loan investment, she will be able to increase her income and provide better living facilities to her family.

In this group: Maryam , Fatima Bibi, Ayesha Bibi, Parveen Bibi, Zarqa Kareem
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