A loan of $1,675 helped a member to purchase two buffaloes for her livestock business.

Neelam's Group's story

Neelam is 46 years old. She is a hardworking and an independent woman who is living in Punjab, Pakistan, with her husband, two sons and two daughters. Both of her sons are doing jobs, while her husband is a gardener by profession. But his income is not enough to fulfill his family's needs and to meet household expenses. Since 2004, Neelam herself has been running a livestock business; her younger daughter helps her as well. Now she wants to grow her business by purchasing two more buffaloes.

For that purpose, as a member of seven-person lending group, she has requested a loan from Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan. With the profit amount, she is planning to purchase more animals like sheep, goats and cows, and she wishes to open a new dairy farm in the future. She says Salam and many thanks to BRAC Pakistan and Kiva both.

Note: In the picture, Neelam holding a Brac Pakistan passbook in her hand.

In this group: Neelam, Naseem, Noureen, Arfeen, Yasmeen, Aqeela*, Shabana
*not pictured

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