A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy an electric sewing machine for her sewing business.

Shamim Akhtar's Group's story

Shamim akhtar is 55 years old married woman and by this relationship she has four children who all are boys. Her elder son is a motorbike mechanic while the next one has a business of spare parts. The other two are free and don’t do anything.
Shamim herself is a seamstress. Her work is home based. She gets orders from her community clients and relatives and charges PKRs 120 for a simple dress and PKRs 150 for a designer dress. She has been operating her business for over 10 years.
In these years, she has obtained good reputation and respect among her clients. She provides best services to her clients so they keep on giving regular orders to her.
Shamim has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her sewing business. With the loan, she will buy an electric sewing machine because she has a manual machine now which reduced her efficiency of work.
She is very confident that the electric machine will increase her efficiency level and helps her fulfilling the orders in less period of time.

In this group: Shamim Akhtar, Fozia, Bashiran Bibi, Sumera, Nazia Parveen, Gulshan Bibi

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