A loan of $1,050 helped a member to invest in her son’s clothing business.


Suraiya Bibi's Group's story

Suraiya Bibi is a 49-year-old seamstress and widow; her husband died unexpectedly. She is the mother of seven children, three daughters and four sons. Three of her sons sell clothes while the fourth works in a garage.

All of Suraiya’s daughters are seamstresses. In the past they helped Suraiya complete her orders; now they have gone into this work professionally. In this way they all do sewing work and financially support the family from their earnings.

After losing her husband, Suraiya worked resolutely, knowing that her children’s care was her responsibility now. She is a very brave lady who stands strong in the face of any crisis. Her children are very much attached to her because they know how she alone has born all the responsibilities inherent in raising a family.

Suraiya’s group has requested a 95,000 PKR loan from Kiva’s partner Asasah. Suraiya plans to use her portion of the loan to invest in one of her son’s business. With this money he will buy a variety of clothes in bulk to sell. Suraiya is very confident in the positive financial outcome of her son’s business after her investment.

In this group: Suraiya Bibi , Hafizan Bibi, Shamim Akhtar, Salamat Bibi
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