Fighting for a better future? We need your help.

Creating a more equitable world takes a lot of time and energy, but at Kiva we’re in it for the long haul. 100% of money lent on Kiva goes to funding loans. That means we rely on donations from people like you to make this work possible. For a limited time, if you donate $35 or more, a $25 bonus will be added to your account (you’ll get an email once it’s there).
Premal Shah, President & Co-Founder, Kiva
  • $25
  • $35
  • $50
  • Submit
  • Other

A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy paintbrushes and ladders for her son's painting business.


Sofia Anjum's Group's story

Sofia Anjum has requested a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her son’s business. He is a painter by profession, and paints walls and houses. His work is on a contract basis. People call him to paint their house and he gets good income once the contract is over. His customers are very satisfied with his good work and he has maintained a good reputation among them due to his work.

Sofia has two more children: her eldest son is a daily wage laborer while her daughter is studying in 9th standard (9th grade) and helps Sofia to manage household work after school.

Her husband is a rickshaw driver and provides transportation facilities to passengers.

With the loan investment, her son will purchase painting tools like brushes and ladders, etc. which will help him perform far better work and increase his income.

Sofia is very sure of his business success after this loan investment.

In this group: Sofia Anjum, Razia, Gullu Baz, Maryam Bibi, Zubaida, Nusrat Bibi, Kosar, Yasmeen Bibi, Rafia , Rukhsana Kosar



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details