A loan of $1,425 helped a member to purchase cosmetic products and furniture for her beauty salon.

Shahida's Group's story

Shahida is a 29-year-old hardworking woman who lives in Punjab, Pakistan with her husband and two daughters. Her husband is jobless. Since 2004 Shahida has been running a beauty salon, which is the only source of income for the family. It is very difficult for her to pay for all of the household expenses. As a member of a 7-person lending group, she has requested a loan from Kiva partner BRAC Pakistan to purchase cosmetic products like lipstick and facial creams, as well as chairs and tables, for the salon. With the profits she will first pay back her loan to Kiva, and then she will purchase a variety of cosmetic products for the salon to extend her business. Shahida dreams of owning her own house, as she is living in a rented house with her family. She is currently facing water storage problems in the area where she is living. She wants to thank all the BRAC staff for being so cooperative.

Note: In the picture Shahida is holding her BRAC passbook in her hand.

In this group: Shahida, Jameela, Saima, Asia, Shehnaz, Nadia, Sajida
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