A loan of $1,700 helped a member to purchase a variety of vegetables for her husband's vegetable shop.


Sobia's Group's story

Sobia, age 35, is a responsible and hard-working homemaker in Punjab, Pakistan, where she lives with her husband, son, and daughter. Her son is 10 years old and in the fifth grade, and her daughter is three years old.

Since 2007, her husband has been running a vegetable shop, which is the only source of income for their family. In order to further grow his business, he is interested in purchasing a variety of vegetables for his shop. Toward this end, as a member of an eight-person lending group, Sobia has requested a loan from Kiva partner Brac Pakistan. With the help of this loan amount, her husband can offer a greater variety of fresh vegetables to his customers and can increase his monthly income as well as his savings.

With the profit amount, Sobia wants to renovate the house and add to the family's savings for the future. She also wants to purchase a new tailoring machine for personal use. She dreams of a bright future for her children and prays for her husband's good health.

She wants to say that Brac is doing good things in the field of microfinance, and she is very thankful to Brac and Kiva for helping her.

In this group: Sobia, Aasma, Nasreen, Shakeela, Nasreen, Parveen , Afshan, Lubna
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