A loan of $325 helped to purchase material for weaving, like thread, cotton, needles, etc.


Samina's story

Samina has been in Sootar work for almost five years. She works hard on her weaving everyday so she can earn a living for her family. Currently she has two children, and her husband makes his living as a daily wage earner. There were days when he could not find work and had to return home without any money. His heart was heavy with the burden of facing his family’s disappointed faces. Samina’s children often slept without having had any food.

When Kashf’s loan officers found Samina in these circumstances, they informed her about micro-finance and the loans they had to offer. The couple decided to take a loan so she could start Sootar work. She said she remembered doing it with her mother in her childhood and was hopeful that the work would help them fight poverty.

Currently she has borrowed Rs. 30,000 and has used it to purchase material for weaving, like thread, cotton, needles, etc. While speaking to a loan officer at Kashf she said her children have never slept without having a meal ever since she started working on her own.



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