A loan of $1,725 helped a member to purchase a new tailoring machine.


Shumaila's Group's story

Shumaila is a 35-year-old woman who is living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, with her husband, daughter and a son. Her son is 1 year old while the daughter's age is 10 years; she is studying in the 5th class. Shumaila's husband works at a boutique shop, but his income is not enough to meet the household expenses. Shumaila is a very hardworking and independent woman. By stitching clothes, she helps her husband meet the family's needs and her children's education expenses. She has been operating her business very efficiently and honestly for the past two years, and her clients always appreciate her work. Shumaila, as a member of an eight-person lending group, has requested a loan from Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan. With the loan amount, she will be purchasing a new sewing machine so that she can work more efficiently in the future. As she is living in a rented house with her family, she dreams to build her own house. She also desires to increase her business and to provide a quality education to her children. Shumaila and her family are very much thankful to both BRAC and Kiva.

In this group: Shumaila, Shaheen, Akhtar, Shehla, Balqees, Mumtaz, Nasreen, Nabeela
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