A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy beauty products and makeup items for her beauty salon business.


Naseem Akhtar's Group's story

Naseem Akhtar is a widow and lives with her seven children. Her eldest son works in a vegetable market, while her eldest daughter works with her mother in her beauty salon business. Her other three daughters are involved in the sewing profession. As for her last two sons: one son is studying in 10th standard and the youngest one is free and doesn’t do anything. Naseem is involved in the beauty salon business. She operates her business at her home. She recently started her business two years ago. She is now running it with her eldest daughter’s support. Her daughter helps her in taking care of the customers and fulfills their work. After the death of her husband, Naseem and her family worked really hard to live a sustainable life. Naseem herself feels blissful to have a very supportive family. She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner, Asasah, for her beauty salon business. She will invest the loan in buying beauty products and makeup items for the further growth of her beauty salon’s business. She is hopeful that her salon will become a renowned salon and her clients will become her regular clients. Note: In the photo, one of her group’s members has a clothes sales business. That’s why they are holding clothes.

In this group: Naseem Akhtar , Musarat, Khalida Parveen, Kishwar Parveen, Rashidan Bibi, Shamim Akhtar, Parveen Akhtar, Sajida Bibi, Azra Khanum
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